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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2017, 18:46 Kxmode
 
RoboNerd wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:23:
Re: R.I.P.: Chuck Barris Dead; ‘Gong Show’ Host Was 87.

So long Chuck, loved the Gong Show. Loved the Wizard of Whoopie (The Unknown Comic) and GENE GENE THE DANCING MACHINE!

Paperbag

The feeling is mutual. Salute
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
74. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 18:44 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:37:
I really like how they've done the outposts. How you can choose between what type you want them to be, how different they get, how people react with regards to that choice, it's cool. Plus they're fun to walk around and listen to the tons of intra-NPC chatter.

Any discussions of a particular major event in human history, oh about 600-years ago and something about space shepherds? Wacko
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta
22. Re: GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta Mar 22, 2017, 18:41 Kxmode
 

Really feel sorry for the Beta dimension. Never thought I'd see the day when GOG Galaxy would part ways.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Adds New Hero
3. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 23:37 Kxmode
 
OverWatch reminds me too much of HOTS from an FPS POV. I got bored with HOTS.Too much grinding. OverWatch strikes me as the same old maps over and over again.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
62. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 20:40 Kxmode
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 16:55:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 16:15:
And for all those not sick today... Here ya go. Yeah I caved and ordered, and have to say that the polish for the 10 hour trial is pretty abysmal, but the game seems to getting on a role and quite enjoyable after Eos.

whatever you do don't pre-order!

buys it day one


Right?! Highfive

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
61. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 20:39 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 16:15:
And for all those not sick today... Here ya go. Yeah I caved and ordered, and have to say that the polish for the 10 hour trial is pretty abysmal, but the game seems to getting on a role and quite enjoyable after Eos.

Parden my ignorance, but what does Eos mean?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
27. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 13:58 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:06:
Sho wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 10:21:
Basically, since this is intended as the start of a new series in the franchise, I expect the negative reaction to force them into dropping a large patch later to fix the animations. I'll hold off for 3-4 months and see what shakes down.

That's SO much work, though. I mean, every single conversation takes an animator like 4-5 hours to get it right. So if they have to do that for (guessing here) 5000+ conversations, there's no way EA is going to sign off on that.

(Before anyone says, yes, they SHOULD have done this to begin with. I agree that the animations are, by and large, pretty freaking awful.)

I think they could do it. According to producer Fabrice Condominas he said animation polishing typically comes "last in the polishing stage":

One piece of feedback you guys got from the trailer and responded to very quickly via Twitter to is the quality of the facial animations and lip-syncing. You've said you're working on it but I wondered how much more you can do there in the engine?

Fabrice Condominas: We are absolutely working on it. As was mentioned in the tweets it's actually something that comes last in the polishing stage. We've been using full facial capture for the first time to record the actor's performance and it's also the first time for BioWare working in Frostbite - I think we're beginning to push that fairly far. We're actively working on it and it's the last thing to be polished before we do a manual pass and really, really tweak all those movements because we first wanted to make sure the dialogue is final and settled.

I think they just ran out of time, but they have every intention of "really, really tweaking all those movements."
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
9. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 11:19 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 11:01:
Nah, season 2 started and ended with my post. Notice how I did not attack anyone by name, yet I was attacked. It's really sad.

Oh, you.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
6. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 10:44 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 10:30:
I refuse to buy video games because somebody that once worked for a game developer posted something on social media.

Did I do that right.

At your comprehension level, sure! Wacko
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
98. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 01:50 Kxmode
 
@NKD - Thanks! Thumbsup  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
96. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 00:32 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 00:23:
1)in your mission to expose this man's racism you were told (I believe) a week ago in the last major ME:A thread that he no longer worked for Bioware, but failed to read that.

Really? If I did missed that, my apologies. Feel free to link to the comment. I will try to be more cognizant of such postings in the future. However, if it looks like I'm derailing feel free to link me to a comment that provides an answer. It's very easy to miss things. I'm sure you can agree with that.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
94. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 00:16 Kxmode
 
Task wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 22:10:
Now I keep thinking about what would be an interesting premise for a future Mass Effect setting, and while going around reading about each planet in ME2, a lot of them that are out in the boonies of Milky Way are popular pirating locations. And then I thought, wouldn't it be interesting instead of a savior or do-gooder you start as a crew of a pirate ship or pirate Captain in the Mass Effect setting? I mean Andromeda is ripe for some piracy cropping up since it all went to shit. They could even let the player choose a race. Another idea would be starting out as ice haulers or haulers of whatever like The Expanse, and get caught up in some conspiracy between "Nu-Citadel" and other system powers.

On one of the reviews links above, I can't remember which, someone came up with an excellent idea. The general idea was a journey to find the reason why so many aliens share similar biological shapes; as if they all came from singularity source. Perhaps the journey leads to a source entity much more powerful than the Reapers, the Protheans, or the Catalyst who is on the verge of creating a new race to shepherd all others. Something about control vs. free will (my apologies if that sounds a bit like Assassin's Creed; best I can do in a few minutes of thought). I think that would be fantastic hard science fiction along the lines of something Isaac Asimov might craft.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
93. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 00:06 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 23:51:
For what it's worth, I don't mean to be shitty to you Kxmode. I disagree with you on this but you seem like a decent person and I don't doubt that your posts on this subject and others are well-meaning and sincere. I also disagree with you about religion, but I admired your effort and patience and I appreciate the respect that showed.

djinn wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 22:43:
We need more people like kx willing to call out insanity without folding.

Absolutely. I've been online since the 90's, and I can say with confidence that Blue's News remains the last bastion of open expression (anywhere else and our words would be removed or discussion locked). It's one of the reasons why I don't ignore anyone. I still want to read what they write even if it gets ugly. I do that because I fundamentally respect everyone on this site even when a few want to suppress my freedom to express an opinion or concern. I understand why they would respond in such a way. Perhaps my point isn't clear enough, or they're passionate about their position.

I won't reiterate the details, but the BioWare issue was a huge concern because in my entire 35+ years buying video games I've never seen a company either be apathetic towards or not distance themselves from the racist viewpoints of a senior staff member (it's a first). Just from a business standpoint that's dangerous for the bottom line. There's a reason the NBA forced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell the team. I thought his comments were racists because he specifically singled out black people. NBA didn't want that kind of garbage in their business, and they did the right thing getting rid of that slim. Anyhow, I'm glad Manveer is no longer at BioWare. That's one less concern I need to think about when I am deciding to buy BioWare games.

Anyhow, thank you all for affording me some measure of grace to post my concerns and opinions, and thank you Blue for giving me to freedom to do it.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
83. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 20:58 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 20:14:
Nvidia has their andromeda driver out.

I assume this doesn't fix the animation issues.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
82. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 20:57 Kxmode
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 20:01:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 19:27:
@Agent-Zero - For the umpteenth time my concern was with BioWare's apathetic response or their unwillingness to distance themselves from Manveer's tweets; not Manveer's tweets themselves. He can tweet whatever he wants until he's red in the face. I don't care.

Whether BioWare agrees or disagrees with his tweets is unknown because they remained silent on the matter (and still do today). It doesn't matter to me. All that matters is Manveer no longer works there. Basically, in all good conscience, I couldn't buy games from a company with such an individual on their payroll.

Please learn the difference. Your comment is part of the comprehension problem I was referring to.

Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Stop trying to say everyone else has a reading comprehension problem, you are the issue here. No one truly cares what you think of this crisis situation, they're just pointing out that you're a hypocrite for not seeing what is immediately obvious to them. You should really ask yourself how you keep getting into these embarrassing scenarios but I shouldn't expect introspection from someone who creates this sort of self-drama on a whim.

Bioware doesn't give a fuck so stop buying their games and stop boring the shit out of us with your thoughts about their morals. Every fucking time with you kid, I swear to god you're an attention whore or a drama magnet, I can't decide which.

It's pretty clear from your foaming-mouthed screed that you can't handle it. So I have a better suggestion for you. The mature thing would be to stop reading my comments if they anger you so much, or put me on your ignore list. Either will solve your problem, bruv.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. combo-breach today Mar 20, 2017, 20:41 Kxmode
 
Got a notification from an identity monitoring service about a combo breach today:

We detected your identity on one of the following: Deep Web, Dark Web, or File Sharing Networks.

Description: In March 2017, a combo breach having exposed 2,421,472 records from Origin, Steam and PSN. The data in the breach contains emails and passwords. This doesn't mean that the company suffered any breach this information could be collected from Malwares.
Potential Type: breach
Potentially Impacted Website: combo breach
Where Found: deepweb
Password: Exposed Online

I've highlight the above because I haven't seen any news from EA, Valve, or Sony. Guys, change your passwords ASAP. Doing my civic gaming duty.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
73. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 19:27 Kxmode
 
@Agent-Zero - For the umpteenth time my concern was with BioWare's apathetic response or their unwillingness to distance themselves from Manveer's tweets; not Manveer's tweets themselves. He can tweet whatever he wants until he's red in the face. I don't care.

Whether BioWare agrees or disagrees with his tweets is unknown because they remained silent on the matter (and still do today). It doesn't matter to me. All that matters is Manveer no longer works there. Basically, in all good conscience, I couldn't buy games from a company with such an individual on their payroll.

Please learn the difference. Your comment is part of the comprehension problem I was referring to.

Anyhow, back to our regularly scheduled program.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
70. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 17:07 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:47:
Can you please split this discussion up into seasons? And maybe some commercial breaks to take a leak or order a pizza would be great. Just sayin'...

I think this was the thread equivalent of War and Peace. Wacko
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
65. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 16:51 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:32:
some of his comments were actually bad.

How many does it take before it becomes wrong? A dozen, fifty, hundred? How many tweets does it take? All of it is bad. Quantity is irrelevant. BioWare should've distanced themselves from his viewpoints the day the first one appeared; that they didn't very much concerns me. That was the gist of my point.

Anyhow, apologies for dragging this out. Like I said in past comments it's irrelevant now as BioWare no longer employs Manveer.

El Pit, see this comment.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
62. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 16:30 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:03:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 15:50:
Your response tells me more about your basic understanding of the situation. I'm glad Manveer Heir no longer works at BioWare. Whether he quit or fired doesn't matter to me. His hatred will cease to be a stain upon the company.

Quit complaining that everyone else is failing to understand. You took the most offensive interpretations of any ambiguity you could and proceeded to make objectively incorrect conclusions from that. Someone being angry about racism perpetrated by white people does not make white people victims of racism.

One of the tweets you object to is "The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings." Do you not see the irony?

I'm not complaining. I am setting the record straight. Again, this goes back to my points about basic comprehension. Not all, but many of you see whatever you want to see, or whatever your brain interprets. You're not getting the sense of what I'm referring to, and the following is likely is the cause:

"Someone being angry about racism perpetrated by white people does not make white people victims of racism." That right there pretty much sums up the core reason for many of your responses. This is, unfortunately, the conditioning of many today. See, I don't see it that way. Racism against any race is racism, period, and ALL of it is bad. However, Manveer is free to do it all day long on his Twitter feed. I don't care. My problem (or rather my complaint) is with BioWare's apathetic response to his shenanigans. I am (or rather was, now that Manveer is no longer employed) concerned with BioWare's supporting such viewpoints when they did not distance themselves from it either by providing a disclaimer or forcing Manveer to tell people the views he expresses are his own. Professionalism in the business world is crucial and not showing or supporting openly racist viewpoints is imperative. What I see is the abandonment of ethics, morality, and conscience because of the desire to play this game. The bottom line is anyone willing to abandon such basic norms ultimately dooms themselves.

Perhaps, this is the trend society is rapidly moving towards where it is okay for businesses to support hypocritical racism. I'll never be able to adjust to it.

But if this is the consensus of BlueNews then I won't bring it up. I will silently dissent by not purchasing.
 
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