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Re: Out of the Blue
May 29, 2020, 00:44
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Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2020, 00:44
May 29, 2020, 00:44
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jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2020, 15:48:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 22:27:
I gave myself a hair cut.

My wife and daughter cut mine last week. They also dyed it blonde. The haircut came out well: it was short so I spiked it and it looked fine. Funny thing is, it didn't change color at all.

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 29, 2020, 00:41
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Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2020, 00:41
May 29, 2020, 00:41
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jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2020, 15:47:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 18:35:
COVID-19 deaths in the United States: 100,047

Yeah, but the stock market is up what with all the layoffs!

The stock market stopped being the stock market after the Internet democratized the trading platforms, and regular people got their hands on real-time trading. Now it's all about 1s and 0s. Digital tracking and tracing and determining when to buy and sell based on trends and trajectories via intricate pattern matching algorithms. For day traders and short term investors, the process is almost entirely divorced from a company's performance. Here's an excellent example of this in action on the Bitcoin market, Tesla stock, and VMWare. If a person had a master's degree in math, they could make a lot of money trading on the patterns, and especially if they used proprietary algorithms and (or) applications. Most of the highly successful day traders have custom tools.
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Re: EA and NFL Renew Partnership
May 28, 2020, 20:20
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Re: EA and NFL Renew Partnership May 28, 2020, 20:20
May 28, 2020, 20:20
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Hoping no such thing happens for Star Wars
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 28, 2020, 20:19
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 28, 2020, 20:19
May 28, 2020, 20:19
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jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2020, 16:01:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 18:59:
Drayth wrote on May 27, 2020, 16:05:
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say that I do believe you two have made your points. If anyone has anything new they want to add, have at it.

Peanut butter pancakes are amazing.

Chris Roberts is adding that to the roadmap as we speak. For realism.

Don't you mean the Chunky roadmap?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 28, 2020, 20:17
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Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2020, 20:17
May 28, 2020, 20:17
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Josh Gad hosting The Lord of the Rings Cast reunion on 5/31. No, seriously! The entire Fellowship, plus more!
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 28, 2020, 05:54
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 28, 2020, 05:54
May 28, 2020, 05:54
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Tigger wrote on May 27, 2020, 21:39:
The Half Elf wrote on May 22, 2020, 16:12:
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART
DEREK SMART


Actually would love to know Derek's thoughts on the current state of the game.

Do you see what you did Half Elf? This is why we can't have nice things; this went from a 'look at the state of this game; 285Mil - 8 years in development and its still in Alpha to "0H my G0dz D3r3k IS 5UCH A n00b AND 7HI5 G4M3 R0CK0RZZZ!!

** I apologize for the state of my 1337; age has made me forget things I don't use everyday

That's okay. You can use 1337.me.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2020, 22:27
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Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2020, 22:27
May 27, 2020, 22:27
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I gave myself a hair cut.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 27, 2020, 18:59
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 27, 2020, 18:59
May 27, 2020, 18:59
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Drayth wrote on May 27, 2020, 16:05:
I'm going to go out on a limb and just say that I do believe you two have made your points. If anyone has anything new they want to add, have at it.

Peanut butter pancakes are amazing.
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Re: SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION Will Debut on Epic Games Store for Free
May 27, 2020, 18:53
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Re: SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION Will Debut on Epic Games Store for Free May 27, 2020, 18:53
May 27, 2020, 18:53
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Beamer wrote on May 27, 2020, 13:53:
aka_STEVE wrote on May 27, 2020, 13:30:
These used to be pretty cool games back in the day., I wonder how it holds up ....?

When I was a kid, these were the end-all, be-alls, partially because of their exclusivity. We all knew MK, and where to find it. Finding Samurai Showdown was much harder, so it became a myth. The rumors were about how much bloodier and more graphic the disembowling was.

I remember when the best version of Samurai Shodown was only available on a SNK NEO-GEO AES console. The console cost a staggering US$650 in 1990, the equivalent of $1,275.08 in 2020. NEO-GEO games generally went for a wallet-destroying $200 ($392.33 in 2020). But an owner of a NEO-GEO home console got 1:1 arcade graphics. It was the GTX 2080 Ti of home consoles.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2020, 18:35
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Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2020, 18:35
May 27, 2020, 18:35
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COVID-19 deaths in the United States: 100,047
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Re: SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION Will Debut on Epic Games Store for Free
May 27, 2020, 13:50
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Re: SAMURAI SHODOWN NEOGEO COLLECTION Will Debut on Epic Games Store for Free May 27, 2020, 13:50
May 27, 2020, 13:50
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"Giving away a $40 launch title for free is a bold strategy Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for them."
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 25, 2020, 08:03
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 25, 2020, 08:03
May 25, 2020, 08:03
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theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 24, 2020, 11:06:
dsmart wrote on May 23, 2020, 12:18:
My latest threads

CIG confesses (via Crytek lawsuit) to not having switched to Lumberyard after all

CIG sells more shares to pay Crytek

Star Citizen Scope Creep in 3.9

Star Citizen, the next gen disaster that is 3.9

Star Citizen Invictus Launch & the F8 fighter debacle

And I followed the Crytek lawsuit from start to finish - with commentary
Let's just quickly address this for anyone not aware that you're a troll that has attacked Chris Roberts' children as part of your infantile vendetta.

1) CIG did not admit to not switching to Lumberyard. That was a false claim that Crytek made in its lawsuit. Further, the licence that CIG obtained from Amazon included CryEngine so even if CIG hadn't changed engines that wouldn't have made any difference.

2) CIG didn't sell shares to pay for Crytek. Crytek was forced to abandon its lawsuit after CIG had the vast majority of claims struck down. Whilst the settlement was not made public the expectation is that each side was responsible for its own legal costs. CIG estimated those costs as a couple of million dollars, when the game is pulling in over $35 million per year and increasing year on year.

3) Irrelevant opinion piece.

4) Irrelevant opinion piece.

5) CIG isn't selling the F8, so there is no controversy.

6) Crytek specatularly lost its lawsuit. It had claim after claim rejected and it ended up begging the court for it to be dismissed without prejudice, which CIG and the court refused. You claimed from the start that Crytek had an amazing case and had to watch in embarassment as every update to the lawsuit proved you wrong.

You spew the same bullshit as usual. Go back to assaulting vending machines.

One thing is certain a Star Citizen thread brings out die hard hater Derek Smart and die hard supporter theyarecomingforyou. It's like Pay-Per-View Heavyweight Boxing. Popcorn
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 24, 2020, 19:08
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Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2020, 19:08
May 24, 2020, 19:08
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wtf_man wrote on May 24, 2020, 18:08:
The only anime I ever liked (and is still my favorite cartoon series to this day since I'm a gear head) is Speed Racer.

But if we put it into context... It was imported to America, the script and stories were changed, and obviously American voices dubbed in.

Is that still Anime?

Visual style, I guess so... sort of, The rest... not really.

Most cartoons from the 80s like Ghostbusters, Wildcats, Transformers, M.A.S.K., and G.I. Joe were animated by Japanese animators. They could be considered domestic anime.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 24, 2020, 18:12
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Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2020, 18:12
May 24, 2020, 18:12
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Rodents of unusual aggression? Not as bad as Rodents Of Unusual Size. They almost took the life of a legendary pirate and his fair maiden.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 24, 2020, 18:01
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Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2020, 18:01
May 24, 2020, 18:01
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The Half Elf wrote on May 24, 2020, 12:57:
1badmf wrote on May 23, 2020, 18:10:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 23, 2020, 14:26:
I hate anime with very few exceptions. I find it boring and childish. Someone recommended "Cowboy Bebop" to me because I do love "Firefly". I hated it. It has the same problem that every anime has and that is there is a decided lack of subtlety and inherent nuance. Everything has to be a caricature taken to the most extreme level.

My notable exceptions are Ghost in the Shell (which is not surprising given my love of cyberpunk), Porco Rosso, and Grave of the Fireflies.

then you completely misunderstood bebop. it has layers and layers and layers of nuance and subtext; seldom is anyone what they say they are, most certainly not the main cast, and what they say and what they actually want are almost always completely different things. i suspect you went in with your anti-anime bias and it acted as a stone wall to any notion of sophistication that tried to present itself.

there's a scene in i think episode 12 where faye is staying with a dude named gren (who's no threat to her), but all she does is whine about how hot it is while sipping vodka and how it feels like she's in a confessional booth, which on the surface makes no sense because gren isn't religious in any way and there's no iconography around. until you consider that she's just abandoned the bebop crew and now her guilt is eating her alive, but she doesn't want to admit that to gren and likely not even to herself. layers and layers my friend, and the show is full of it, though it doesn't really take off until after faye joins the crew.

i also don't get where you saw it as a caricature - it's one of the more realistic anime i've watched in terms of character design and action. ed the hacker maybe toes the line, but she does it in such a charismatic and lovable way i don't see how anyone can say she's not a boatload of fun. no one else of import is a caricature, either in design or personality. they have depth and needs and want to live, if you just keep an eye out for it.

i haven't seen firely, but i've seen serenity, and if it's representative of the show, i'd say bebop is by far the superior work.

Don't go all Art snob about it. "You're not getting the essence of the piece". Just watching the Cowboy Bebop trailer for the Blu Ray collection, looks interesting but as the guy says in the trailer there are 3 things I hate. Kids, Animals and Women with Attitudes, which showcases all the over the top crap that puts me off on most anime.

Let him/people enjoy what they want to enjoy, but don't go all art snob about it.

Different Folks, Different Strokes.

You hate kids and animals?
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 24, 2020, 01:09
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Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2020, 01:09
May 24, 2020, 01:09
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jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2020, 18:55:
"and removed a limitation that would not search for three-letter words."

Sweet! I'll finally be able to run those searches for "the" and "and" I've been waiting so long to do. Now if Frans would just remove the limitation for four-letter words...

You were able to search for four-let... oh. I see what you mean.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 24, 2020, 01:07
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Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2020, 01:07
May 24, 2020, 01:07
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Burrito of Peace wrote on May 23, 2020, 14:26:
I hate anime with very few exceptions. I find it boring and childish. Someone recommended "Cowboy Bebop" to me because I do love "Firefly". I hated it. It has the same problem that every anime has and that is there is a decided lack of subtlety and inherent nuance. Everything has to be a caricature taken to the most extreme level.

My notable exceptions are Ghost in the Shell (which is not surprising given my love of cyberpunk), Porco Rosso, and Grave of the Fireflies.

Have you seen Hayao Miyazaki's work? It is amazing. I also recommend The Secret World of Arrietty.
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Re: Maneater Swims Out
May 22, 2020, 19:15
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May 22, 2020, 19:15
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Xero wrote on May 22, 2020, 13:14:
No wonder I didn't get my Steam notification of it being available today despite being on my Wishlist for months if not a year. That sucks. If anything EGS has become such an annoyance more than anything else.

Rather than buy exclusively, how about just offer it at a cheaper price at launch or something? Let people have OPTIONS! I hate being forced and will not abide by it.

According to Tim, you just don't get it! /s
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 22, 2020, 18:10
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 22, 2020, 18:10
May 22, 2020, 18:10
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RedEye9 wrote on May 22, 2020, 17:31:
The Half Elf wrote on May 22, 2020, 16:12:
Actually would love to know Derek's thoughts on the current state of the game.
https://twitter.com/dsmart
He posts cig/sc stuff here

He's appears to focus his attention and ire on another person. But he did mention it, almost indifferently. "Star Citizen Video Shows First Look at Pyro I," with no snide comments. Maybe he realized in the grand scheme of things constantly going after Star Citizen isn't productive.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week
May 22, 2020, 18:07
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week May 22, 2020, 18:07
May 22, 2020, 18:07
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Pretty certain that's one of Chris' sons doing the VO work. They were like 5 when Chris was on Kickstater.
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