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News Comments > Sunday Patches
5. Re: Sunday Patches Aug 20, 2018, 02:18 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 19, 2018, 23:25:
Interesting mod for ME3. Shame that the complete thing is clearly still years away
Speaking of things that are years away, I wonder how the Skywind mod is coming along.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 19, 2018, 21:10 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Aug 19, 2018, 19:21:
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 19, 2018, 18:51:
Slick wrote on Aug 19, 2018, 17:39:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2018, 17:24:
Hmm, so probably should hold off on picking up that 1070ti...

If the 2070 doesn't float your boat, there's bound to be a shit ton of 1070ti, 1080 and 1080 Ti on the used market in T-minus... oh shit, right now.

Folks seem to think that on the 20th Nvidia is going to slash prices on Pascal cards. I don't know why but it's apparently a big deal even though unconfirmed.

Well, that would make sense for them, clear out all the extra stock they fabbed cause of the crypto boom, and then gut the resale market so everyone buys their new cards.

The fucks.

I always buy new. Especially now with the crypto-boom, it seems riskier than ever to buy used.

What are folks experience buying used?
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: Realistic VR flightsims Aug 19, 2018, 17:57 jdreyer
 
SunnyD wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 23:35:
Turn in your gamer cards if you don't remember Asia Carrera. Nothing new under the sun, indeed..

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2mvw7w/til_asia_carrera_is_a_true_master_race_gamer/

~Finis~
Kind of a tragic tale for an exceptionally bright and talented person. More here if you're interested.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 19, 2018, 17:24 jdreyer
 
Hmm, so probably should hold off on picking up that 1070ti...  
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
127. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 19, 2018, 17:23 jdreyer
 
Also, this thread is like the Energizer Bunny.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
3. Re: Sunday Interviews Aug 19, 2018, 17:22 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 19, 2018, 13:30:
Game is still scheisse.

The game is a ton of fun, and offers an experience you simply can't get anywhere else.
 
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
126. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 19, 2018, 16:54 jdreyer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 22:11:
Kosumo wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 20:36:
He dose not know what he is doing.

I'm pretty sure Chris knows what he's doing. He does have an unbeaten track record of producing favorite classics. Instead, the problem stems from Chris being both the CEO and the Creative Director. In most companies, these positions are separate so that one has to answer to the other. But Chris owns the company, and he's managing the direction of the game, so he doesn't have to respond to anyone. There's no one there to force his hand to say, "Chris, look. We can't do this. We have to place a stick in the ground and wrap up this project and get it shipped." No one is going to tell Chris this. There's no publisher above Chris to tell him this. CIG brings in millions a month, so he has a blank check to do whatever he wishes. That's the fundamental problem. It's less about skill and more about the lack of focus with zero oversight.

Nice summation. This is the key issue. And we've seen before what happens when this is the case: the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
27. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 19, 2018, 04:00 jdreyer
 
Red886 wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 23:47:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 19:50:
If by conservative voices you mean hate mongers and outright fucking Nazis, then yes. And deservedly fucking so.

Fuck you and your ilk for wanting to bring back goddamned fascism.

so like Antifa (violence and harassment against any speech they deem unworthy = classic fascist behavior) & BLM (violent rhetoric against police enforcement personnel by coopting racial identity politics ).

Let's count the violence in the US, shall we?

Deaths by:
Right wing extremism: 71%
Left wing extremism: 26%
Muslim extremism: 3%

Deaths caused by Antifa: 0.
Deaths caused by BLM: 0.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
26. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 19, 2018, 03:30 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 21:11:
Julian Delphiki wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 17:33:
The best option would be to eliminate term limits, ...

What The Actual Fuck
If anything we need more.
Passed by Congress in 1947, and ratified by the states on February 27, 1951, the Twenty-Second Amendment limits an elected president to two terms in office, a total of eight years. However, it is possible for an individual to serve up to ten years as president.
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Congress people spend *most* of their time fundraising for the next election. Instead of term limits, I would argue that no congress person should be allowed to server consecutive terms. That gets rid of both the lack of focus on the legislative agenda *and* the incumbency advantage.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 19, 2018, 01:28 jdreyer
 
YourNick wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 18:34:
I heard French has more exceptions than any other language making it the most difficult to learn. Spanish is great: if you know how to say it you know how to spell it and vice versa, though double l and double r are both difficult to pronounce. Too bad Esperanto never really took off.

I studied French in high school and I thought it was hard. Then I went to live in Japan. How difficult a language is kind of depends on where you're coming from. As an English speaker, to learn survival Spanish or French takes about 30 hours. To learn the same level of Japanese takes 100 hours. French is easier coming from English due to the similarities.

I've heard German is particularly difficult to master.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 18, 2018, 16:43 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 15:13:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 15:04:
Are there any games that take advantage of real time ray tracing?

Short answer is we'll know if any on Monday.

There's a new Direct X ray tracing API thingy that's coming out, which AMD have said they will support. But TBH There's no games that even really support DX12 yet... it's gonna be hard to anticipate any big games suppoorting RT in the near future.

That being said, you'd think it would be suicide to have this big hardware announcement without attaching at least one AAA studio to reveal they will support RT in a game this holiday season. I mean, they already do that shit with their gameworks program on PC with the big studios.
Good analysis, thanks.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 18, 2018, 15:07 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 14:09:
Porn stars have nothing better to do in their free time than play Fortnite...okay human race, you've officially failed.
Meh, porn stars can be gamers too, although this is taking the "geek girl" thing to a whole new level.

I wonder if the construct giant penises in the game.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 18, 2018, 15:04 jdreyer
 
Are there any games that take advantage of real time ray tracing?  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 18, 2018, 14:55 jdreyer
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 13:50:
I understand the "private company can decide who they serve or not" argument.

Support it even.

But when all conversation happens on a central system, to ban specific views is tripping into dangerous territory where "enemies" can be silenced and turned into caricatures.

Monopolized public opinion always leads to violence.

Interesting times. Dark Ages coming back with a socialist-leaning-communist bent. 'neo-feudalism'

We need blockchain distributed social media.
Alex Jones != a "conservative voice"

No one is blocking Ben Shapiro, Tucker Carlson, Rich Lowry, or other actual conservative voices.
 
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
113. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 14:44 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 12:21:
dsmart wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 09:47:
Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 22:24:
3) Isn't it odd that Derek took money for a game back in 2012 as well, one that hasn't seen the light of day and hasn't had an update posted to its website in 6 months, is so angry that SC is taking so long to come out?

Yes, it's really quite odd. Funny how most devs who are working on a complex project, and don't have updates, tend not to post updates. It's almost as if they don't owe anyone anything, and are just focusing on their work instead of posting lies as updates in order to appease the masses while taking money from them.

tbh, I was disappointed that you didn't go for the standard "LOD is no longer on Steam" statement. Did the script change when I wasn't paying attention?

Beamer wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 22:24:
is so angry that SC is taking so long to come out?

Except for the part where I don't care about and it never was about that; and I already know that it's never - EVER - coming out?


Derek, I pay about as much attention to your game as I do Star Citizen, which is little to none (I was actually a bit confused briefly when Googling it to see that you'd done two different games with basically the same name, one likely a cheapy cash grab to help fund the other.) But your links don't disprove my statement that there hasn't been an update in 6 months. Linking me to a blog from 2017 and a video from February helps prove this. And no, you don't owe anyone any more than Chris Roberts does.

But maybe you should consider that you've accepted money for the product, I believe. I know that it isn't black and white, and you can focus on some things while making a game, but you're focusing solely on a game.

Remember, you made your name in this industry for being a grumpy asshole that promises huge things in games that end up infinitely delayed and don't live up to promises. Some self-awareness there would be nice. Move on. No one needs a guy who is like a less successful Chris Roberts (fair or otherwise) endlessly writing breathless legal commentary on Star Citizen. You're not changing minds, you're just coming across poorly. Star Citizen is like the Donald Trump of video games - it keeps bringing in money by appealing to its base, everyone else dislikes it, and no minds have changed in years. Maybe it comes out. Maybe not. Almost definitely it doesn't live up to promises. But this Motion to Dismiss has no bearing on it, and you're wasting so much effort arguing with people over it.

I'm not even convinced this lawsuit will be meaningful. What are the damages? That moving to Lumberyard hurts Crytek's marketing of its engine? That it helps convince other devs to move to the free Lumberyard? Lumberyard is a competitor of Crytek's own making, and it's hard to show that Star Citizen was really much of a make or break for Crytek. How much is this breach truly worth?
Welp, I think that's a wrap, folks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 18, 2018, 05:09 jdreyer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 13:06:
"Google updated its site to admit it still tracks you even if you turn off Location History." I mean come on now... yeah we need less regulation.

Google: "Do no evil"
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 18, 2018, 05:07 jdreyer
 
Zack Snyder has made some shit movies. But Watchmen was fantastic.

I just don't see what this series could do that the movie hasn't done already.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 18, 2018, 05:05 jdreyer
 
afka Rossini wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:54:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:18:
FFS, I already loathe Amazon Video because you can't watch two episodes of anything without being thrust upon by a commercial for whatever retarded original programming they've got coming out... If Netflix starts doing that, too, I might as well just switch to Hulu.
Too late, Netflix has already started doing it on my Netflix app for Fire TV. You can hit play next or sit through 20 seconds of 'preview' for another show.

WTF, I'm already a goddamn member. What is the point of commercials??
 
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News Comments > GTA Online Cheat Injunction
4. Re: GTA Online Cheat Injunction Aug 18, 2018, 04:43 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 14:14:
Rumack: Well, I don't have anything to say, you've done the best you could. You really have, the best you could. You can't expect to win em all. But, I want to tell you something I've kept to myself through these years. I was in the war myself, medical corps. I was on late duty one night when they brought in a badly wounded pilot from one of the raids. He could barely talk. He looked at me and said, "The odds were against us up there, but we went in anyway, I'm glad the Captain made the right decision." The pilot's name was George Zip.

Ted Striker: George Zip said that?

Rumack: The last thing he said to me, "Doc," he said, "some time when the crew is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to get out there and give it all they got and win just one for the Zipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Doc," he said, "but I won't smell too good, that's for sure."

Ted Striker: Excuse me doc, I got a plane to land.

LOL, two days ago my 11 year old son saw an Airplane! trailer, and insisted we had to watch it immediately. So we watched it yesterday. Classic. Now he's hunting down all of Leslie Nielsen's movies.
 
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
101. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 17, 2018, 23:14 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 17:09:
Hope everyone is having fun.
LOL. I'm having a good sit reading these comments.
 
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