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Re: ItB: Long live the king!
Sep 9, 2022, 14:36
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Re: ItB: Long live the king! Sep 9, 2022, 14:36
Sep 9, 2022, 14:36
 
It is 1622. Till a few days ago the UK was run by the court jester.
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Re: Striking Distance CEO Apologizes for Crunch Tweet
Sep 6, 2022, 01:23
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Re: Striking Distance CEO Apologizes for Crunch Tweet Sep 6, 2022, 01:23
Sep 6, 2022, 01:23
 
Most creative endeavors have an element of crunch. In all these game companies that claim no crunch, reality is there is some mid level manager somewhere crunching so that junior or new employees in games don't have to because they're not used to work or the HR department won't allow it.
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Re: OotB: Sliced out
Jul 26, 2022, 10:58
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Re: OotB: Sliced out Jul 26, 2022, 10:58
Jul 26, 2022, 10:58
 
That music article is talking about popular music. Obviously you can point out good new music outside of the mainstream, no doubt it's out there and still being made. But looking only at popular mainstream music, I think the article has some valid points that are fairly objective.

That techno track from the rpgcodex dude to me is just too generic a "niche" track to really be relevant to this topic.
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Re: Sunday Multiplex
Jul 18, 2022, 03:19
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Re: Sunday Multiplex Jul 18, 2022, 03:19
Jul 18, 2022, 03:19
 
All he needs to do now is theme the room that simulator is as a motel parking lot filled with lot lizards
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Re: Enhanced Quake Released
Sep 3, 2021, 03:25
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Re: Enhanced Quake Released Sep 3, 2021, 03:25
Sep 3, 2021, 03:25
 
R_fullbright 1

No dark corners for me..
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Re: Enhanced Quake Released
Sep 2, 2021, 20:53
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Re: Enhanced Quake Released Sep 2, 2021, 20:53
Sep 2, 2021, 20:53
 
The best thing about this is servers full of on and off again average skill quake players like me. I can join servers and not just be nuked by the 20 same players who have spent the last 2 decades playing without pause.

Technically though it's an odd thing. With all the source ports OVER 2 DECADES, why take so many small steps backwards? Did none of the devs every try Ezquake etc etc

No way to create teamplay or alternative deathmatch mode games. Sure you want to introduce new players to the game but why not at least allow for deathmatch modes that disable weapon stay?

Strange changes to console commands. Why change "sensitivity" to "cl_sensitivity". Why cap sensitivity to 10..

Input lag in quake the king of smooth mouse look input? OK i guess this is port related... But..

Backward speed slowed down, why? To make things easier on console players? They're dead anyway facing a half decent PC player. Weird.

They couldn't match the appearance on the main menu text graphics with the new options. Weird and sloppy.

No way to bind specific weapons in menu?

Cannot alt tab on pc? Why

Why not build this on quakeworld netcode, it's built in lan code.

Time was spent on a weapon wheel?

I LOVE having a wide variety of middling skilled players to match up against, populated servers full of noobs etc, but some of the minor changes/ommitted features seem strange.

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Re: Morning Multiplex
Jan 5, 2021, 00:01
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Re: Morning Multiplex Jan 5, 2021, 00:01
Jan 5, 2021, 00:01
 
Task wrote on Jan 4, 2021, 19:35:
For me it's a Deus Ex with cars.

Exactly how I saw it.

I didn't consume any of the hype or pre-release marketing material. I wasn't going in expecting GTA. Or even a RPG. What I found was pretty much an FPS with a lot of cutscenes.

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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Notes
Dec 20, 2020, 08:32
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hotfix Notes Dec 20, 2020, 08:32
Dec 20, 2020, 08:32
 
Doing the side quests I'm not even sure if I've experienced anything game breaking. It's all a haze, the sense of progression is terrible. I have 100s of shards and I don't even bother reading them.
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 19, 2020, 19:43
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 19, 2020, 19:43
Sep 19, 2020, 19:43
 
I can't talk to the reasons for this individual leaving but...

mxmissile wrote on Sep 18, 2020, 11:23:
I'd leave too, with all the SJW thought police taking over companies and destroying creativity.

Forget that shit, what about basic professionalism?

People who could barely function in a conventional working environment being hailed as "stars" while people around them work ocean's of overtime to execute their vision?

There aren't many professionals working in games. Even within the companies juvenile behaviour is encouraged as HR companies are told to hire "talent" and don't really evaluate potential staff as "professionals".

In art school we were taught that no matter how talented you are if you don't work on interpersonal skills you won't last in any creative field. Games development is swimming in people who didn't learn this part.

This comment was edited on Sep 19, 2020, 19:54.
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Re: Balconing Simulator 2020 Released
Aug 30, 2020, 06:08
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Re: Balconing Simulator 2020 Released Aug 30, 2020, 06:08
Aug 30, 2020, 06:08
 
It's not a suicide simulator. It's a British tourist in Spain simulator.
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Re: More on Ubisoft's Culture
Jul 11, 2020, 16:38
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Re: More on Ubisoft's Culture Jul 11, 2020, 16:38
Jul 11, 2020, 16:38
 
HR departments are never as clued into the real atmosphere of an office anyhow. Whether they should be or not is another matter.

I don't know, I work for corporation at the moment. In a middle management position.

I don't blame corporations for this kind of stuff. When things get so large no one person can know how every single relationship will play out.

I do think that scumbags can hide easier in large corporations, especially if they find a way to seem valuable to upper management. Who might not even know them personally or have much in the way of any meaningful day to day contact with them.

I think also the gaming industry, and creative fields in general attract a certain kind of prick. That exists in small to large companies the world over. But in games..being these types somehow are more likely to have their behaviour condoned - especially if you're on the "creative" side.
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Re: etc.
Jun 13, 2020, 16:09
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Re: etc. Jun 13, 2020, 16:09
Jun 13, 2020, 16:09
 
deqer wrote on Jun 13, 2020, 15:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 13, 2020, 14:46:
deqer wrote on Jun 13, 2020, 14:33:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 13, 2020, 14:22:
I've posted on Facebook twice in 16 years.

I literally do not care about the contents of what this guy said. People in the last 15 years have decided to forget about tact or discretion, especially as a company mouth piece. Some comments should remain private. Whatever happened to being smart.

I dunno. I think what's happening is affecting everyone and everything around us and it's happening without us feeling in control and understanding it.

He felt it was becoming too much in the form of fire, and felt he was just fighting fire with fire with what he said.
It's real simple. If you feel the need to talk about it, DON'T.
But if you still want to act like a coked up Chatty Cathy doll - run it by your legal, personnel or human relations department first.
The most likely answer you'll get is STFU.

At this point it's become an IQ test.

Well, it can't be that simple, because you're saying DON'T talk about it, and that's another example (or aspect) of what I mean about one side not feeling in control. You're forcing people to not talk about it.

What about the side of Floyd? They're certainly talking about it, and it's affecting all of us and everything around us.

Have they checked with their legal, personell, or human relations department first before going on this crusade?

So, yes, there might be an IQ test.

I think it's a shame that people cannot have opinions that are controversial without possibly losing their jobs. Speech shouldn't be associated with the fear of losing your job. At the same time it's always been the case that if you decide to broadcast your opinions using a public platform that there might be consequences. What social media is is an open public platform that never fades with the sound of your voice, that remains public and open for interpretation and attack from the comfort zone of people responding with absolutely no consequence to themselves.

Throw into the mix that even outside of a digital space there always seems to be someone recording documenting, society itself is big brother.
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Re: etc.
Jun 13, 2020, 14:22
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Re: etc. Jun 13, 2020, 14:22
Jun 13, 2020, 14:22
 
I've posted on Facebook twice in 16 years.

I literally do not care about the contents of what this guy said. People in the last 15 years have decided to forget about tact or discretion, especially as a company mouth piece. Some comments should remain private. Whatever happened to being smart.



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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 18, 2020, 05:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 18, 2020, 05:41
Apr 18, 2020, 05:41
 
I've been in lockdown a month now in Spain. My wife hasn't left the apartment in 3 weeks. I sneak out for drives with papers claiming I have an essential reason to visit my office for when I'm stopped by police road blocks.

After this I plan to quit my well paid job ASAP, get the fuck out of Spain and take a gap year I'll say my life has changed.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 7, 2020, 16:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2020, 16:33
Apr 7, 2020, 16:33
 
I'm over in Spain. It isn't normal to me that multiple acquaintances from work currently have family members in ICU or dying. This isn't a normal season flu.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 22, 2020, 05:24
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2020, 05:24
Mar 22, 2020, 05:24
 
Zirthimon wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 20:20:
Dmitri_M wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 18:56:
Over here in Spain I just got to the end of the first week of government enforced lockdown.

Finding it quite ironic that I have a new Halflife game preloading while I'm living in a literal City17.

How is it going? I see it coming here in Canada any day. Truthfully, I think we need it to protect us from the stupid.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing caused huge lines at an EB Games store that a government official noticed. It didn't go over very well.

I'm mostly bored, the walking dead this is not. Though occasionally it does feel dystopian with the police patrolling playing recorded messages. Wishing I could get out and go for a drive. I did go out in the car the first day of the lockdown before they setup roadblocks asking where people were going. Highways were empty.

I have a staffer with an elderly mom in ICU and I've watched an army of hazmatted emergency services remove an old man from a building across the street. Clearly he has covid and looked in a poor condition. We have police patrolling fining those they find outside. The government have stated you can go out to walk your dog, there have been reports of people attempting to pass off hamsters as dogs.

The Spaniards are used to being treated like children by their government. Here I am not worried about the kinds of "free spirited" thinking that might possess people in the colonies to pickup firearms or panic buy. Every night at 8pm people make a huge racket clapping from their balconies in support of health care staff, some launching fireworks, impromptu discos on some balconies.

There was some panic buying prior to the lockdown, but it's moot here because food supply chains remain open. Supermarkets are fully stocked right now during the lockdown. Supermarket workers are carrying on like normal. Perhaps this will result in more infections, but I don't see western governments locking down to the degree the Chinese did.

Logistically the biggest pain was moving our whole office external. Because of what happened in italy my boss was smart enough to assume they might lock Spain down too. By the time the government announced it we had already trialed working from home. I'm a middle manager so the typical problem solving I do between people live in the office isn't as needed working remotely.

My parents live in the colonies in a country with a low infection rate. For them it's still a joke about toilet rolls. I'd like to think our infection rates in Spain are due to the southern Europeans being so much more gregarious than other places. Whether that pans out and my parents face less of a risk of infection living where they do..I hope
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 21, 2020, 18:56
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2020, 18:56
Mar 21, 2020, 18:56
 
Over here in Spain I just got to the end of the first week of government enforced lockdown.

Finding it quite ironic that I have a new Halflife game preloading while I'm living in a literal City17.
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Re: Alec Holowka Dead
Sep 3, 2019, 09:20
Re: Alec Holowka Dead Sep 3, 2019, 09:20
Sep 3, 2019, 09:20
 
I have not being following this closely. Was there any attempt by the accusers to go to the authorities? What was the reason for going public? The authorities didn't react to the accusations?
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Beta Delay
Aug 31, 2019, 16:28
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Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Beta Delay Aug 31, 2019, 16:28
Aug 31, 2019, 16:28
 
I wonder what it's like day to day working there
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Re: Joe Rogan's John Carmack Interview
Aug 29, 2019, 19:22
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Re: Joe Rogan's John Carmack Interview Aug 29, 2019, 19:22
Aug 29, 2019, 19:22
 
I had a hard time listening to Rogan 10 or so years ago when he was only interviewing fighters. At least back then I remember being annoyed by some of the dumb shit that came out of his mouth. Maybe he's gotten better now.

It's kind of surreal seeing guys with zero interest in MMA sitting at their desks over lunch breaks listening to this guy. I almost want to give his podcast another shot.
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