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Re: Evening Metaverse
Dec 29, 2021, 10:27
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Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 29, 2021, 10:27
Dec 29, 2021, 10:27
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Dec 28, 2021, 23:08:
BULLSHIT! Alexa tried to kill that little girl because Jeff Bezos wants to enslave humanity and force the 5G murder Vaxx upon us because he hates Americans for being free and to make Trump look bad!

No, no. Alexa tried to kill the girl because their data on her showed she was going to grow up to lead a crusade against the ultra wealthy and convince the world to tax the rich.
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Re: Steam 2021 Top Sellers
Dec 27, 2021, 20:56
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Re: Steam 2021 Top Sellers Dec 27, 2021, 20:56
Dec 27, 2021, 20:56
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 27, 2021, 20:24:
Watched a bit of Let's Plays of Valheim -- I did not come away impressed.

It's the sort of game that watching doesn't do justice. You have to actually play it to get it. But like any sandbox/crafting games it's not for everyone.
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Re: Another AWS Outage Takes Down EGS and More
Dec 22, 2021, 12:20
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Re: Another AWS Outage Takes Down EGS and More Dec 22, 2021, 12:20
Dec 22, 2021, 12:20
 
Epic is back up now at least and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is the free game of the day.
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Re: Ready or Not Early Access
Dec 20, 2021, 00:15
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Re: Ready or Not Early Access Dec 20, 2021, 00:15
Dec 20, 2021, 00:15
 
Would love to see an opinion if anyone's actually tried this. I'm most likely going to pick it up, being a huge fan of the SWAT series but won't have the time to give it a fair shot for a while.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Discourages Unionization
Dec 11, 2021, 00:23
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Re: Activision Blizzard Discourages Unionization Dec 11, 2021, 00:23
Dec 11, 2021, 00:23
 
Scutty wrote on Dec 10, 2021, 23:32:
Union or non-union, doesn't matter as long as Acti/Blizz holds their extremely profitable IPs. 200 devs could walk out, does anyone think that Diablo 4 will not be released?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-union or pro-union I'm just questioning what the workers think they will get out of joining a union.

Exactly the same thing anyone in a union gets. A unified voice that speaks on their behalf when the company decides that it doesn't matter that people are being sexually harassed at work, or mistreated in general. If you honestly think ownership of the IPs will stop their stocks from plummeting and the execs, Bobby in particular getting horsewhipped for it if all the staff went on strike and halted their development, then you're the naive one here. Even if they managed to fire everyone and hire scabs to replace them, it would take months if not years to bring everyone up to speed on what was going on and getting development back to where it should be again. Either that or they'd release complete and utter flops that would further destroy the company's reputation.

There's a reason the bigwigs are quaking in their boots and releasing threatening messaging about "the consequences" of forming a union, and it's sure as hell not because it's a useless act that wouldn't matter to them.
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Re: Open World Splinter Cell in the Works?
Dec 9, 2021, 01:26
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Re: Open World Splinter Cell in the Works? Dec 9, 2021, 01:26
Dec 9, 2021, 01:26
 
Eh. A quasi-futuristic open world stealth shooter? I'd play it. Not as much of a fan of the eras in the assassins creed games, personally.
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns
Dec 2, 2021, 18:27
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns Dec 2, 2021, 18:27
Dec 2, 2021, 18:27
 
drloser wrote on Dec 2, 2021, 02:12:
Teddy wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 21:03:
MrBone wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 17:00:
Most people just want to do their job and live their lives in peace. I can't imagine being around someone that yells in your ear at 3am because the trash wasn't taken out or the toilet wasn't flushed correctly. I hope she find peace somewhere.
I hope I'm reading this wrong, but are you seriously equating 'not taking out the trash' with sexually harassing employees? How utterly dismissive of a HUGE issue.
Yes, you're right Teddy, we should cancel MrBone!

Living up to your name, I see. If you don't see the problem with minimizing the significance of sexual harassment in the workplace, then honestly your opinion isn't worth listening to. I'm sure you thought that was some sort of clever quip, but really it does nothing but show your own ignorance.
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns
Dec 1, 2021, 21:03
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Re: ActiBlizz Activist Resigns Dec 1, 2021, 21:03
Dec 1, 2021, 21:03
 
MrBone wrote on Dec 1, 2021, 17:00:
Most people just want to do their job and live their lives in peace. I can't imagine being around someone that yells in your ear at 3am because the trash wasn't taken out or the toilet wasn't flushed correctly. I hope she find peace somewhere.

I hope I'm reading this wrong, but are you seriously equating 'not taking out the trash' with sexually harassing employees? How utterly dismissive of a HUGE issue.
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Re: Wartales Early Access
Dec 1, 2021, 20:33
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Re: Wartales Early Access Dec 1, 2021, 20:33
Dec 1, 2021, 20:33
 
Curious of opinions from anyone who's tried it. Seems like a 3d version of battle brothers, which was pretty amazing. I'll be keeping my eye on this one at least, probably not going to pull the trigger on EA though.
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Re: Next BioShock Rumors
Nov 29, 2021, 22:01
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Re: Next BioShock Rumors Nov 29, 2021, 22:01
Nov 29, 2021, 22:01
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 16:23:
There is no question, both statements are true... Levine is not working on BioShock anymore, he's making a new sci-fi immersive sim at his new studio (well, founded 7 years ago), Ghost Story Games. The devs at 2K making BioShock are named Cloud Chamber.

It's just a wording issue. Had they said "he is working on A project inside his studio.." it would have read fine. "THE project" is needlessly confusing.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Nov 29, 2021, 10:14
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 29, 2021, 10:14
Nov 29, 2021, 10:14
 
Jonjonz wrote on Nov 29, 2021, 06:40:
I hope all those money obsessed streamers save some of their money.

Just like Hollywood, age will be the end of their careers when the wrinkles can no longer be hidden.

I doubt wrinkles will be the end of them, it'll be when their reflexes slow down too much for them to be competitive. Or when Carpal Tunnel sets in.
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Re: World War 3 Starts CBT and Reveals F2P Plans
Nov 26, 2021, 21:08
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Re: World War 3 Starts CBT and Reveals F2P Plans Nov 26, 2021, 21:08
Nov 26, 2021, 21:08
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 15:59:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Not... not what came to mind when I saw CBT. They really shouldn't use that acronym.
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Re: Gone Gold - Rainbow Six Extraction
Nov 26, 2021, 21:06
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Re: Gone Gold - Rainbow Six Extraction Nov 26, 2021, 21:06
Nov 26, 2021, 21:06
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 15:31:
theglaze wrote on Nov 26, 2021, 14:58:
This looked terrible a couple months ago... have any major changes occurred?
Yes, they've rushed the development even more.

They said major changes.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Nov 22, 2021, 10:02
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 22, 2021, 10:02
Nov 22, 2021, 10:02
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Nov 20, 2021, 19:12:
BTW, check your manuals. Most cars DO have a way to start the engine with a dead key fob battery.
It seems that most fobs have a backup RFID system. Some have a slot you slide the fob into, and some have a place you just sit it on, like inside the cup holder.

As for getting in the door, on my wife's car there's an emergency key in the fob, and there's also a combination keypad on the door.

Example: Fob backup locations for Lincoln model cars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh_pwo2TRlc

Yep. Mine you just have to hold the fob against the ignition button while pressing it to start the car even if the battery is 100% dead. Not sure how that works, but I know it does as I've had to do it, and the internal key unlocks the doors/trunk. Also don't need any special tools to disassemble it and replace the battery. Honda thought it through well as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: OotB: Veteran's Day
Nov 12, 2021, 15:15
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Re: OotB: Veteran's Day Nov 12, 2021, 15:15
Nov 12, 2021, 15:15
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Nov 11, 2021, 16:10:
It should be stated and recognized that close to 60 countries honor veterans on November 11. A few others use a different date. It's important to remember and honor all who have served.

Nah. I've known too many soldiers to think they all deserve honor. Some genuinely do. Some are also murderers. Some are rapists. I have family and friends who were raped by their fellow soldiers and the military not only did everything they could to cover it up but they fought them in court to try and deny them the PTSD treatment they need as a result. As a result of the people that were supposed to be friends and teammates, not the enemy. So no, I will not honor all who have served. I'll honor those who have served with honor, and if that's not good enough for the propaganda mongers, too bad for them.
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Re: On Diablo II: Resurrected Issues
Sep 24, 2021, 23:09
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Re: On Diablo II: Resurrected Issues Sep 24, 2021, 23:09
Sep 24, 2021, 23:09
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 20:47:
Shok wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 19:41:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 18:43:
Offline characters? The heck, are they storing offline characters online with that remaster?

That would massively suck and instantly make me skip that game forever.

I'd like offline characters not able to be hacked myself but I guess that makes too much sense.

Why? Offline characters are offline and can not be taken online so hack away to your heart's content I'd say. Who cares? It's like cheating in single player. Why would anyone care what somebody else does to themselves as long as it does not affect anyone else?

I think perhaps you're both on the same side of the argument, but saying it different ways. I don't think they mean hacked as in modified. I think they mean hacked as in, your account got hacked and they sold everything on your character which SHOULD have been offline.
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Re: Paradox Employee Survey Reports "Offensive Treatment"
Sep 7, 2021, 09:42
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Re: Paradox Employee Survey Reports "Offensive Treatment" Sep 7, 2021, 09:42
Sep 7, 2021, 09:42
 
This story doesn't really explain a whole lot... what were the questions asked? What are 'mistreatment' or 'abusive treatment' defined as? I would say I've been treated abusively by an employer before but I've never been sexually harassed. While it's certainly troubling that the female staff report higher rates of it than males, that could also be influenced by social expectations as well. Men in many cultures are taught not to complain about their conditions. That it's a sign of weakness.

At the very least, it's something that should be looked into with more detail to sort out what's actually happening, but without more information, this article is pretty far from a smoking gun other than to say just shy of half the employees aren't happy.
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Re: Frostpunk 2 Announced
Aug 12, 2021, 13:53
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Re: Frostpunk 2 Announced Aug 12, 2021, 13:53
Aug 12, 2021, 13:53
 
Nullity wrote on Aug 12, 2021, 13:07:
I was always somewhat interested in the first game, but everything I saw/read was that it was fairly unforgiving, which turned me away. If they tone that down with the sequel, I'd probably give it a shot.

I mean, I suppose I can see that, but at the same time it's fitting with the theme. This is an unforgiving world where you're largely just staving off the inevitable as long as you can. So it makes sense that the gameplay is unforgiving. Mistakes cost lives. I viewed it more as an experience rather than something that I sat down to relax and enjoy myself with. It did limit my interest in replaying it as much as I might have, but I think the experience of it was worthwhile.
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 31, 2021, 20:04
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Re: Op Ed Jul 31, 2021, 20:04
Jul 31, 2021, 20:04
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2021, 18:25:
Darks wrote on Jul 31, 2021, 15:34:
Fuck that, unions will only make the industry worst and make the cost of games go way up.

Why would the cost of games go up? Cut executive pay to something reasonable. Knobby Nodick makes more in a year than all of Blizzard's staff combined.

You don't actually think this, do you?

Bobby Kotick has made $461 Million in total compensation since 2007. That works out to about $33 Million per year. Blizzard has 4700 people on staff. Even if they made 20k each (which is absurd and most make much more than that), that puts a yearly labour cost at $94 Million. So while he absolutely makes too much for what he does, he does not make more than the rest of the staff combined.
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 31, 2021, 19:59
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Re: Op Ed Jul 31, 2021, 19:59
Jul 31, 2021, 19:59
 
Darks wrote on Jul 31, 2021, 15:34:
Fuck that, unions will only make the industry worst and make the cost of games go way up.

I sincerely hope this was a joke. If not: Fuck entitled attitudes like these. Developers deserve better working conditions. They are more entitled to unionization and better conditions than you are to cheap games. Leave the hobby if you want people to suffer so that you can buy things cheaply.
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