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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
117. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 13:50 Kxmode
 
@NasWulf - You're right. It never gets old, just like how 95% of your posts are Star Citizen White Knight shenanigans, and you registered October 2015 specifically to defend SC against The Escapist on-slaught. Blues News is never going to be Star Citizen's third column. Don't come to this site to try and make it so.  
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113. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 12, 2016, 13:38 Kxmode
 
NasWulf wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 08:05:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 06:38:
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Honestly I don't know why you keep coming here (or myself for that matter) and trying to show most these morons how things are coming along and how their "facts" are non-facts. The Tech that RSI and the other teams have produced for SC and SQ42 is just jaw dropping and no one around here could do the same or wish they could do the same.

Every time a SC post comes up on this site you get the same people spouting the same shit over and over, it truly amazing and deplorable (ah ah , see what I did there). At this point you can see most of the same people complaining aboit the same complaints ... it will run out of money ... it's all a lie there is no game ... none of it can be achieved, they don't have the time, money, or talent ... people are leaving so that must mean things are going wrong! ... spacewhales are spending 1000s to make nothing but .gifs! ... all I wanted was a wing commander clone ... all we want is the truths! ... edit: one of my favorite but forgot to add the I spent $100 on the kick-start so I deserve to see all their financial records ... bla bla bla ... it's like clock work around here .. the same people, the same shit.

I promised myself I wouldn't engage in tomfoolery, but you are someone who needs to be put in their place. You come back here because you're Wulf Knight; a WHALE of a Citizen to the tune of $22,000 (most definitely more today). You're infamous for be banned from RSI forums for hacking their system to buy a Javelin Destroyer. Yeah, you're "that guy." You have a lot of money invested in this game. So any slight against it goes beyond simple emotional attachment. It's a side business on the gray market.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Arctic Trucker Simulator Oct 12, 2016, 13:18 Kxmode
 

I think it's pretty sad when one reviewer writes "The truck never slides or skids on icy roads." Isn't that THE challenge of driving long-haul in the Arctic?
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good & Evil for Free
1. Re: Beyond Good & Evil for Free Oct 12, 2016, 13:12 Kxmode
 

One of the best platformers ever made. If it not your cup of tea at least get it for the soundtrack; hands down one of the best.
 
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News Comments > Crush Online Launches
1. Re: Crush Online Launches Oct 11, 2016, 12:41 Kxmode
 
The Crush Online logo is a hot mess of Final Fantasy's logo and a bunch of other fantasy logo tropes. Also, their website brings my computer to a grinding halt.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Skyrim Special Edition
14. Re: Gone Gold - Skyrim Special Edition Oct 10, 2016, 22:52 Kxmode
 
Bumpy wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:44:
It's all great until....
he takes an arrow to the knee.

Don't be surprised if you see one of these in the mountains.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
74. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 21:57 Kxmode
 
I have a question. How important is a procedural planet to Squadron 42?

Mass Effect 1 kind of had procedural worlds that quickly angered players; especially the M35 Mako (what a nightmare of a vehicle!). BioWare learned from that mistake and made planet missions in ME2 and ME3 much more focused. They did away with quasi-procedural planets. I'd imagine that change alone saved them a lot of money and time.

I feel like Chris isn't making a game, he's building an engine, and he wants to license the engine back to CryEngine and others eventually. If that's the case, that is not what backers asked for. Supporters just want a game, not engine development.

Am I wrong in this conclusion? If I am please let me know.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
72. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 21:42 Kxmode
 
Timmeh wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 11:16:
BitWraith wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:41:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:35:
Angrius Maximis wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 10:15:
This game is going to be on a Derek Smart level of FAILURE

At least Smart has shipped a game

I would rather wait for one than spend money on a broken one.

I have some of the universal combat games... they are pretty cool. Not the best graphics but you can do a lot of stuff.

None of them are "broken".

I'm sure they are, but they have the absolute worse UI. Part of making a game fun to play is the UI has to be intuitive. It's not the gamer's job to remember a 96-page manual on how to play. For Derek's games only a few ever got to the point where they could remember the dizzying array of menus/submenus and hotkeys. I believe those customers continue to support Derek and his many projects. However, IIRC I remember Derek berated one customer for not remembering the manual.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
69. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 21:36 Kxmode
 
BadIronTree wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 11:08:
https://clips.twitch.tv/starcitizen/OddSheepRuleFive
https://clips.twitch.tv/starcitizen/CarefulBeePMSTwin
https://clips.twitch.tv/starcitizen/DelightfulWalrusKeepo
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No disrespect to current backers but I'm going to call it. This is No Man's Sky level of nonsense. I have no idea what Chris is making. This is not the game he pitched on Kickstarter or even on the RSI website prior to 20M. What is he making?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
68. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 10, 2016, 21:29 Kxmode
 
68 comments in! Am I too late to the party? Party  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10ish
6. Re: Steam Top 10ish Oct 9, 2016, 17:35 Kxmode
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 16:00:
J wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 15:22:
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 15:01:
Mafia III
Mafia III
Sid Meierís Civilizationģ VI
Mafia III


OMG HL3 CONFERMED!!!!!!!!!

Mafia III is in position 1, 2, and 4. This adds up to 7.
Sid Meierís Civilizationģ VI is in position 3 and 9. This adds up to 12.
7 divided by 12 equals 0.583333333. It all points to 3! Even 8 - 5 = 3. It's a sign! Valve were not responsible for 9/11. That'd be 0.8181818181 after all. No 3's.

So far in this thread, I've seen nothing but hard science, backed up by rigorous measurements by impartial groups. HL3 Confirmed.

"That's cute." - Gabe Newell
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2016, 22:54 Kxmode
 
Dacote wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 16:33:
After watching the second episode of Westworld i am a believer. HBO has another winner.

I noticed there's a growing trend on premium services like HBO and Hulu to produced smaller 8-, 9-, 10-part series. Is that more cost effective than creating multi-season series?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Whatís the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 8, 2016, 22:32 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 18:02:
You forgot to mention how the world is flat, Kx. If you want to believe in a supreme being, that's fine -- it's your right. But believing the apocryphal stories of the Bible, that's over the top...

I'm not forcing you or anyone else to believe what I believe. I am only conveying the information I learned. You can do whatever you want with it. I only felt the need to say something because of the article about scientists saying the longest humans can live is 115 years. God's Word begs to differ.

I find it absolutely fascinating that so many put faith in Superstring theory and yet there's no evidence that it exists. I don't knock people for believing in such a thing. In fact, I find Superstring theory interesting and I'm open to the possibility that it could be true.

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30. Re: Whatís the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 8, 2016, 22:19 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 01:06:
Any more detail on the research in the PDF?

Nope. The focus of my study was on the prophecies from Deuteronomy 28:49-64 and their fulfillment. I wanted to see how many actually happened as God foretold.

Sepharo wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 01:06:
The left side is a passage from Deuteronomy and the right other passages from OT books?

Yes. Specifically, the numbers on the left side are the verses from chapter 28 (49-64).

Sepharo wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 01:06:
Are those books in chronological order?

The prophecies and the fulfillments happened in order but recorded in different OT books. A large section of biblical books is not arranged in chronological order. For example, the events found in Ezra and Nehemiah occurred after the 70-year Jewish exile in Babylon ended (the book of Daniel records those events), and the book of Job occurred before the Exodus story (Job was a relative of Abraham who lived in Midian). So yeah, the Bible can get confusing. This is primarily the reason why I did the research. I first wanted to see if all of Jehovah's prophecies had a fulfillment, and then reassemble them in chronical order for my edification (and yours if you grabbed the PDF).

Sepharo wrote on Oct 8, 2016, 01:06:
You can use them somehow to match up to dates?

Absolutely. You would need to learn when the books were written and then correlate them with the events of Jerusalem's destruction in 607 BCE, and after. If memory serves the fulfillments of Deuteronomy 28:64-68 takes place over the course of many years, after Jerusalem's destruction, with the few remaining Jews who had not been captured and taken into Babylonian exile. In an ironic twist of fate, Jehovah warned the nation in verse 68 that they would sell themselves back to the Egyptians; the very same people who brutally enslaved them for 400 years.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed
4. Re: Wasteland 3 Funded; Stretch Goals Detailed Oct 8, 2016, 19:19 Kxmode
 

I don't have anything against crowdfunding as long as the company has a solid history of delivering, which they do with Wasteland 2. So I'm happy for their success and to anyone who backed them.
 
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3. Re: etc. Oct 8, 2016, 00:54 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 20:06:
Yet there was a video of them with an intern on Conan's show who has a medical perscription, and we don't know if A)either of them do or B) it was actual pot they were smoking.

I think it's safe to rule out A, although B might be true... if they're acting they should win a pair of Grammy's.
 
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26. Re: Whatís the Longest Humans Can Live- 115 Years, New Study Says. Oct 7, 2016, 23:57 Kxmode
 
Thanks for the questions bigspender. Let me see if I can answer each separately.

bigspender wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 01:05:
Not trying to argue. But genuinely curious if you believe in the whole Noah's Ark thing?

I do, and not on blind faith but evidence.

For example, what would be the results of a rapid, global deluge on the earth and people afterwards? Before the Deluge, humans had lifespans of hundreds of years. The Bible documents people, like Noah, having lived 400, 500, 600 and more. Those lifespans were not uncommon much like it is not unusual for people today to live until 80, and 90. However, after the flood, human lifespans dropped very rapidly. Why?

The first reason is the suggestion that before the Flood the earth was cocooned in a kind of bio-shield consisting of a humid, sub-tropical environment favorable for metabolism, health, longevity, and so forth. One person noted (I can find the video if you are interested; it is quite fascinating) that any cuts and scars would have healed in hours like Wolverine's mutant level of healing.

A second reason is that before the Flood the waters above the expanse shielded out the vast majority of harmful radiation. Once gone, this significantly increased harmful, genetic-damaging, cosmic radiation in humans. It is interesting to note that any change in radiation would have altered the formation rate of radioactive carbon-14 to such a degree to invalidate all radiocarbon dates before the Flood. In other words, carbon dating cannot go beyond a certain point in earth's history unless scientists figure it out and adjust for earth's radiation prior to the Flood.

A third reason relates to the immediate opening of "all the springs of the vast watery deep" and "the floodgates of the heavens" mentioned in Genesis 7:11. Countless billions of tons of water dumped on the earth, the weight of which would have produced tremendous changes in earthís surface. For example, the earthís crust, which is relatively thin and varies in thickness, is stretched over a rather pliable mass thousands of kilometers in diameter. Hence, under the added weight of the Flood water would have likely caused a great shift in the crust. In time new mountains evidently were thrust upward, ancient mountains rose to new heights, shallow sea basins deepened, and new shorelines created all resulting in 70†percent of the surface covered with water.

A fourth reason is the shifting in the earthís crust may account for many geologic phenomena, like seed and tropical plants appearing in hostile environments such as Antarctica. Some have estimated that water pressures alone were equal to ď2†tons per square inch,Ē sufficient to fossilize fauna and flora quickly. Moreover, creatures, like woolly mammoths, near the earth's poles would have rapidly froze with food still in their mouths. (See The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch, by D.†Patten, 1966, p.†62.)

Those provide the kind of "scientific" evidence. However, the most important reason is the evidence from God himself who "cannot lie" (Titus 1:2). A few years ago I spent several evenings studying and researching the "maledictions" Jehovah warned the newly formed nation of Israel would suffer if they broke their covenant, or contract, with Him. My research is available in PDF format if you would like to see the details. There were several fascinating finds for me. First, Jehovah did not destroy the nation at the first slight. Instead, for close to 1,600 years (from 1530 B.C.E. until 607 B.C.E.) he mercifully worked with them through prophets like Samuel and Isaiah and good kings like David and Josiah to constantly bring them back to their promised agreements. It showed a significant level of restraint and patience on his part. Second, the quantity and details of the prophecies are incredible. That they all happened as stated over a thousand years later is amazing. Finally, there's also the evidence that every prophecy in the Bible, which had a fulfillment in the past, has come true. Not one has ever been wrong or different. That, more than anything else, is the substance that builds faith. It is essential for a Christian because faith is "the assured expectation of what is hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities that are not seen," in other words, faith in something has to be based on real evidence, and not on passive feelings. (Hebrews 11:1)

All of the above is why I believe the flood happened.

bigspender wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 01:05:
I'm struggling to comprehend how big the boat must have been to fit so many animals onto it. (I haven't read the bible, so wondering if it says anything about the size of the ship?)

You would be astonished to know that the Bible not only lists the size and dimensions, but it even shows that Jehovah instructed Noah how to build it.

I think, for the sake of this reply, it would be worth briefly reading Genesis 6:13-16 for context. It reads, "(13) After that God said to Noah: ďI have decided to put an end to all flesh, because the earth is full of violence on account of them, so I am bringing them to ruin together with the earth. (14) Make for yourself an ark from resinous wood. You will make compartments in the ark and cover it with tar inside and outside. (15) This is how you will make it: The ark should be 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high. (16) You will make a window for light for the ark, one cubit from the top. You should put the entrance of the ark in its side and make it with a lower deck, a second deck, and a third deck." Jehovah was VERY specific in his instructions. For instance, Noah was directed to use a particular type of resinous wood and tar (in early Bible translations "bitumen" is used to identify the type of water-resistant substance commonly found in the middle east). History shows that doors and posts made of cypress are reported to have lasted 1,100 years. Also, Noah was told not merely to caulk the seams but to ďcover [the ark] inside and outside with tar.Ē No doubt the Ark was a massive construction project that involved Noah and his entire family. Bare in mind they did not have modern tools. It took around 50 years to complete.

Consider this. It wasn't Noah's Ark. It was Jehovah's Ark. He was the architect. Noah was only the general contractor. The Ark's dimensions were given to Noah by Jehovah for a particular reason. It had to be large enough to carry creatures ďof every sort of flesh, two of each" (Genesis 6:18-21), plus food and water for everyone including Noah and his family.

Many argue that the size of the Ark was too restrictive or small to hold that many creatures, especially since such sources as The Encyclopedia Americana indicate that there are upwards of 1,300,000 species of animals. (1977, Vol.†1, pp.†859-873) However, over 60†percent of these are insects. Breaking these figures down further, of the 24,000 amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, 10,000 are birds, 9,000 are reptiles and amphibians, many of which could have survived outside the ark, and only 5,000 are mammals, including whales and porpoises, which would have also remained outside the ark.

Other researchers estimate that there are only about 290 species of land animals larger than sheep and about 1,360 smaller than rats. (The Deluge Story in Stone, by B.†C.†Nelson, 1949, p.†156; The Flood in the Light of the Bible, Geology, and Archaeology, by A.†M.†Rehwinkel, 1957, p.†69) So, even if estimates had been based on these expanded figures, the ark could easily have accommodated a pair of all these land animals.

Hope that wasn't TLDR, and I was able to answer your questions.

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1. Re: etc. Oct 7, 2016, 19:30 Kxmode
 
Pretty sure Wiz and Conan committed a misdemeanour for possession of marijuana. It is still illegal in California for recreational purposes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2016, 15:48 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 14:31:
Hope all of our East Coast Bluesers affected by Matthew are staying safe.

Absolutely. Please be safe and heed your government official's warnings to evacuate if they make the call.

Coincidently I think Hurricane Matthew is a perfect metaphor for the legacy of Christopher Columbus.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Shards Of Darkness Delay; Trailer
3. Re: Styx: Shards Of Darkness Delay; Trailer Oct 7, 2016, 14:24 Kxmode
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 01:55:
While I commend a dev for delaying a game in order to get it right (and don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking them for it) I just hate the way they characterize it! They have to 'adapt' to Unreal4? C'mon. What's to 'adapt' to?! It's the Unreal engine! There might be some new goodies but it isn't a huge paradigm shift! And if you switched the game over, you've had to have known how to use Unreal4 in order to do so. So, what, exactly are you 'adapting' to? Or is this just bullshit PR speak, like usual? (That I hate with a passion! )

Just say, 'We're finishing moving the game over to Unreal4 from Unreal3'. Simple, to the point, honest and doesn't treat your customer base like drooling idiots that like shiny words

I have several small Unity 4 projects that break when I open them up in Unity 5. So yeah, updating a game from Unreal 3 to Unreal 4 sounds like a big deal. And Unreal 4 has stuff that 3 doesn't, thus the reason they want to praise all the new features.
 
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