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Re: Valve Sued for Steam Controller Infringement
Jan 27, 2021, 12:35
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Re: Valve Sued for Steam Controller Infringement Jan 27, 2021, 12:35
Jan 27, 2021, 12:35
 
Good thing no one patented buttons on the side of a mouse... that's some incredible "not obvious" innovation.
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced
Jan 26, 2021, 22:55
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced Jan 26, 2021, 22:55
Jan 26, 2021, 22:55
 
silvaril wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 21:56:
Heya

Purely single player at launch by choice.

Multiplayer designed in but not a focus at present.

Based on the statements about Multiplayer given in the Gameplay stream now available on Youtube.
Nice, watched the stream but missed that point
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced
Jan 26, 2021, 21:49
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced Jan 26, 2021, 21:49
Jan 26, 2021, 21:49
 
Darks wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 15:31:
Is this primarily a single player game? No Coop or MP skirmishes?
Purely single player like old school MOO.
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced
Jan 26, 2021, 13:09
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced Jan 26, 2021, 13:09
Jan 26, 2021, 13:09
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 26, 2021, 13:05:
DW1 never held my interest because, frankly, it looked like total ass and the menu system was a redressed version of Excel.

Streamline the interface and I'll try it. They're already improving the graphics. Make it highly moddable with either YAML or XML.

Oh, and look at the ship design aspect from Star Drive 2 and include something very similar. DW1 had a kinda ship design aspect but it wasn't nearly as flexible or as interesting.

DW2 streamlined the interface. I just watched the combat video, looks 100x better than DW1. It's all 3d now so lots of visual issues with the 2d plane have been eliminated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWD5Btwedys
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced
Jan 26, 2021, 12:44
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced Jan 26, 2021, 12:44
Jan 26, 2021, 12:44
 
If anyone is curious why Distant Worlds is better than Stellaris or Galactic Civilizations, this is why...

- Game engine is fluid, you can zoom into a planet and all the way out to the universe view in one motion, nothing immersion breaking
- Fuel is how you travel... it limits you and it empowers you. The only thing that restricts your travel is lack of fuel, you don't travel on rails.
- Ship design is meaningful. It's not visually meaningful, it's meaningful in the sense that you need to balance the right components and cost to map with your tech and resource limitations`.
- There are tons of resources that are needed to build various techs, so there's incentive to acquire those resources and protect them. It's an incredible resource management simulator.
- anyone can fly into your sphere of influence, but it's up to you to monitor them, invoke sanctions or create blockades for habitual offenders.
- Universe scope is massive and highly customizable
- incredible depth in automation for when things get too large to micro manage
- capturing rare resources and protecting them is one of the most fun aspects of the game
- AI mods made the AI very crafty and fun to play against
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced
Jan 26, 2021, 12:33
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Re: Distant Worlds 2 Announced Jan 26, 2021, 12:33
Jan 26, 2021, 12:33
 
Distant Worlds: Universe is my all time favorite game. I put in an absurd amount of hours into it and it never got stale. DW2 looks like everything DW1 was, but better. Couldn't be any more excited for this.
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Re: Konami Restructuring
Jan 25, 2021, 20:02
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Re: Konami Restructuring Jan 25, 2021, 20:02
Jan 25, 2021, 20:02
 
NKD wrote on Jan 25, 2021, 19:02:
I didn't know we covered pachinko machine vendors here.
Only thing I care about is that the PC Engine/TG16 keeps getting love.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 12:27
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 24, 2021, 12:27
Jan 24, 2021, 12:27
 
I get my wife's watch hand-me-downs. I just started wearing the Apple Watch 3 and I love it. Interesting thing is that I did almost no setup, everything just worked how I wanted it to.
- battery life lasts 2 days, good enough for me
- all of my phone notifications automatically get pushed to my watch
- I can turn off my ringer and never miss a call/message
- I work from home so I need constant access to MS Teams. I never miss anything with my watch.
- Fitness tracking is a great bonus, works well with my Peloton
- Wife and I use the intercom feature a lot
- I can easily pick up calls from my watch when my phone is charging in a different room
- find my iphone on the watch is great as I misplace my phone all the time

I don't do any social networking so I'm not caught up in the needing to see all the likes on my instagram page or twitter account. sent to my watch. I don't need a smart watch, but it does make my life a lot better.
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Re: Get Galactic Civilizations III for Free
Jan 22, 2021, 11:34
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Re: Get Galactic Civilizations III for Free Jan 22, 2021, 11:34
Jan 22, 2021, 11:34
 
This is a very good game and it's very mature. I think it's a good alternative to Stellaris which bores me to tears. I don't play GalCivIII anymore because I love Distant Worlds Universe and put most of my time into that game (with the Bacon mod). One amazing thing you can do in this game is create space stations that have heavy influence and trade implications. It's so cool to have a mega space station that's crucial for your survival that you strategically placed.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Development Debacle Exposť
Jan 16, 2021, 20:32
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Development Debacle Exposť Jan 16, 2021, 20:32
Jan 16, 2021, 20:32
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 16, 2021, 19:32:
Cancel Culture is too malicious and hungry for me to take this stuff at face value. People just love to set fire to stuff just to watch it burn these days.
Who's getting cancelled here? I do agree with your second point, I'm not interested in seeing CDPR burn, I just want devs to be treated better.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Development Debacle Exposť
Jan 16, 2021, 19:04
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Development Debacle Exposť Jan 16, 2021, 19:04
Jan 16, 2021, 19:04
 
More evidence why nope-ing out of the game industry 20 years ago was a good life move.
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Re: Prison Architect: Going Green This Month
Jan 15, 2021, 11:18
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Re: Prison Architect: Going Green This Month Jan 15, 2021, 11:18
Jan 15, 2021, 11:18
 
I did not like Stellaris pre 2.0, but I still don't like it very much despite having all of the DLC and wanting to like it. Distant Worlds ruined all other 4x games for me. Whenever I play Stellaris of Galactic Civilizations all I can think is that I should be playing Distant Worlds.

My son loves Prison Architect and looks forward to the DLC. I don't see what the problem is if you don't like the DLC policy, just don't buy them. The core game seems pretty solid, so why not just play that?
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 12, 2021, 12:09
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 12, 2021, 12:09
Jan 12, 2021, 12:09
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2021, 11:51:
With the profoundly disturbing power imbalances that exist in who controls our online speech, who gets to demand a moderation improvement plan from Silicon Valley?

And the stupidity continues unchecked. The government controls speech, and has since day one. Those corporations are not controlling speech, they are controlling their property as a responsible property owner should. If you disagree with their policies don't use their fucking services, problem solved. No one has a gun to your head forcing you to do so. Go start a competing service. Jesus, Mary, and Glavin! Why haven't these same morons been up in arms about film censorship? That's actual censorship.

Honestly, these fuckin' people, man. So anyone should be able to post anything without consequence right, because you know...freedom.
Cutter, you are kind of right, but realize Canada and the USA have different concepts of "free speech". For instance, if the Canadian government interprets what you are saying as "hate speech", the Canadian government can prosecute. In the US, you are allowed to say whatever you want as long as you are not inciting or "terrorizing" people (screaming fire in a theater is not protected).

In canada, you can potentially defend women's rights by condemning Islam and, at the same time, be spewing hate speech. Its a weird problem that made me very uncomfortable when I lived in Canada... not because I make a habit of saying hateful things, but because of problems around the influx of refugees that were abusing their women.

I think Trump incited a mob and knew how to raise the temperature enough to get them to do something violent while he could sit back and not accept any culpability. Sites like Parler contribute to that. Hell, conversations on Youtube go over that line, imo. Difference is that the big tech companies are trying to moderate that while Parler wants it to be a free for all and use the constitution improperly as a shield.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 12, 2021, 11:26
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 12, 2021, 11:26
Jan 12, 2021, 11:26
 
Turns out the Atari VCS is not a scam like it was widely reported. It might be a sub-par "console", but it's not a bad low powered computer for emulation (up to Wii). I couldn't give two shits about this machine, but the narrative Youtubers spun on this machine for clicks was deplorable. Healthy skepticism is fine, but a scam where you will definitely loose your money, this is not.

Rich at ReviewTechUSA being at the top of the garbage heap.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 11, 2021, 15:04
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 11, 2021, 15:04
Jan 11, 2021, 15:04
 
Verno wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 14:22:
The first amendment does not guarantee people the right to be an asshole on corporations platforms on the internet. It guarantees you the right to speak your opinion, free from government interference and oppression. It does not guarantee that a corporation can host a titanic amount of hate speech under the guise of "conservative views" and that other corporations have to do business with them. Parler is dangerous and companies do not want any part of a platform that doesn't even make a modicum of effort to police itself.
Furthermore, the federal government should not impose that private companies are required to give a megaphone to individuals that break their TOS and spew dangerous rhetoric because they arbitrarily deem that person essential for political conversation. Yes Trump is still technically president, but he's also a traitor that will likely either flee the country or spend some time in prison.

Everything that Twitter has done to bring attention to misinformation is what Parler says they will not moderate. Because they will inevitably be a source of stories about Hillary Clinton drinking the blood of children (and other lovely conspiricies), tech companies are understandably going on the offensive and shutting it down.

I think big tech has been absent for too long on these issues, but now that there's less money to be made from these hooligans, they are willing to take drastic measures. It's disgustingly late, but at least it's finally happening.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 11, 2021, 12:39
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 11, 2021, 12:39
Jan 11, 2021, 12:39
 
This is just another attempt by the corrupt left wing tech companies to stifle conservative christian conversation. What they are doing is disgusting and I'm not going to take it any more. There's nothing going on in Parler that's hate speech or anything else it's just a group of people wanting to have a Twitter like experience without having some sort of disclaimer on the bottom or worried about their accounts getting banned or anything else.

-- my former coworker here in Georgia
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Re: Get Crying Suns for Free
Jan 7, 2021, 20:20
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Re: Get Crying Suns for Free Jan 7, 2021, 20:20
Jan 7, 2021, 20:20
 
About one out of every ten of these freebees is something I'd actually play. Fortunately this is one of those freebees.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 7, 2021, 17:44
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 7, 2021, 17:44
Jan 7, 2021, 17:44
 
mxmissile wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 17:19:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 15:19:
WTF. When the fuck does this end? Is Twitter that afraid of offending qAnon users?

I know trump is a big meany, but really, go get a job, get 45% of your paycheck raped for LGPTQ pedo-rights studies, then and only then come back here and post that. Otherwise, your just jumping on the cool trendy bandwagon from mom's basement.
QAnon horns guy has entered the chat.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 7, 2021, 15:27
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2021, 15:27
Jan 7, 2021, 15:27
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 14:36:
Well my new PC is almost done. Holy shit what a PITA the whole thing has been.
What issues specifically? When I did my big Threadripper build 3 years ago I only had one issue... for some reason my 1,500w Thermaltake PSU refused to work with my motherboard. Once I figured that out (and swapped in a 1000w evga psu) it was smooth sailing.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 7, 2021, 15:19
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 7, 2021, 15:19
Jan 7, 2021, 15:19
 
WTF.

Twitter will reinstate trump


When the fuck does this end? Is Twitter that afraid of offending qAnon users?
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