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Signed On Dec 2, 2005, 23:20
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 25, 2018, 09:58 Rilcon
 
I'll take that as a "no", then.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 24, 2018, 11:51 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on May 24, 2018, 10:07:
Yeah well that could be a problem if an when an AI ever actually exists which is likely never.
Did you read the article? It's not terminator picking up a gun and using 20k hours of codblops playtime as training to go on a massacre, it's about using the same sort of adaptive competitive AI that can crush people on DotA and having it run amok with network vulnerabilities instead, with the bonus of being able to run hundreds of these learning agents simultaneously instead of a team of fleshy hackers performing the same tasks with all their input limitations.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse May 23, 2018, 22:38 Rilcon
 
A doctor shouldn't have the same take home pay as a burger flipper. Nor should a doctor be punished for being an achiever. Why should a Doctor that pays out the rear for malpractice insurance, went to school for 12 years, and saves lives be severely punished making over 250k? Any professional occupation for that matter. One educates themselves and strives to get the experience necessary for a good income then get it taken away? Why?

They do get that taken away, though, thanks to student debt. Unless they were born to rich parents, of course.

Under the horrifying curse of a slightly more socialist system, their studies would be paid by the state assuming they had good enough grades, and then they could go directly into making plenty of money without spending the next 20-30 years paying off debt.

Oh, and also helping people, but that seemed pretty secondary to making mad cash in your doctor example...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2018, 21:10 Rilcon
 
wtf_man wrote on May 22, 2018, 13:33:
Rilcon wrote on May 22, 2018, 13:13:
Anyone that thinks there's a "far left" in the US with any semblance of power of influence is a colossal fuckwit. People that've so much as stepped foot on any of the majority of "western" nations with actual political spread could comfortably argue there's no such thing as an actual "left" in the US at all.

Uh... California in general, is definitely far left, and mostly out of touch with the rest of the country.
Pelosi, Waters, Feinstien, Moonbeam... Far left pretty much in power. And the moron Berkeley brats don't think they are Left "enough". Meanwhile the more rural areas are trying to succeed from their own state, while a good chunk of the Californian Middle class are fleeing the State.

Bernie... admits he's a socialist. Socialist = far left. Period.

Not sure where you are getting that there are no far left folks in power.

Call me a colossal fuckwit if you wish... but I didn't even get started on the far right folks that are in power.

/shrug

Your scale is very poorly calibrated. By EU standards, Bernie is centre-right, and California is by no means "far left"; even Poland in its current state is further left.

It really pays for people to gain perspective of how other nations operate; the world is not the US.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2018, 13:13 Rilcon
 
Anyone that thinks there's a "far left" in the US with any semblance of power of influence is a colossal fuckwit. People that've so much as stepped foot on any of the majority of "western" nations with actual political spread could comfortably argue there's no such thing as an actual "left" in the US at all.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Closed
7. Re: Boss Key Closed May 14, 2018, 17:55 Rilcon
 
Creston wrote on May 14, 2018, 17:48:
we scrambled to do our own take on the huge battle royale genre with Radical Heights which was well received

Fuckers. "We were always planning to close, but quickly sold you gullible idiots a bare-bones piece of shit Fortnite clone just to grab a few grand! Thanks!"

Nobody should ever give this asshole a dime ever again.


Radical Heights was/is free.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup May 12, 2018, 18:16 Rilcon
 
(still waiting for north star)  
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News Comments > PUBG Suspends Trades
2. Re: PUBG Suspends Trades May 3, 2018, 10:13 Rilcon
 
Kinda, but I also remember those days as being full of physical games loaded with the same sort of mechanics; bones, M:TG (and the like), pog caps, etc.

Trying to milk extra money through a game's meta has been a thing since before dice were invented; it's only taken this long to affect videogames this much because of the hassle of online transactions, but Paypal, Steam, Amazon Payments, etc. have made that a one-click operations now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews May 2, 2018, 16:09 Rilcon
 
The lesson is don't commit so hard to the latest fad. Maybe Radical Heights will pan out, maybe it won't; but the cost of figuring that out won't be as high, and they have leeway to respond to feedback and change the game fairly heavily without lost investment.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 30, 2018, 12:34 Rilcon
 
Creston wrote on Apr 30, 2018, 11:53:
*cackles with glee*

Burn in hell Telcos/Cablecos. I so hope you'll get 50 separate net neutrality legislations that you have to adhere to. Your squeals of anguish will just be delicious to hear.
Hundreds of lawyers would need to be hospitalised from passing out due to hour-long orgasms.
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez Rights Change
1. Re: Call of Juarez Rights Change Apr 30, 2018, 12:31 Rilcon
 
Props to Techland for keeping the rights; lots of studios work for years on IPs they created that end up owned by publishers that are, well, publishers.  
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News Comments > Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default
11. Re: Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default Apr 26, 2018, 12:19 Rilcon
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 26, 2018, 11:33:
Cutter wrote on Apr 26, 2018, 11:23:
So people have to choose to enable a setting. That's a good thing.

Completely disagree on this. Because now, when people want to write damaging reviews that are actually written well, but contain bad information, there's no way to actually combat that by having people respond to the review. (and the reverse is also true)

I thought you could up/downvote reviews already? Anyways, who the christ is going to read the reviews of a review to "get to the truth", but not check other reviews of the game for a bigger sample size? Who even has the time to read comments on steam user reviews?
 
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News Comments > Valve Acquires Campo Santo
23. Re: Valve Acquires Campo Santo Apr 22, 2018, 18:35 Rilcon
 
Oh boy, an article about Valve! Time for a deluge of puerile bitching and lazy memes!  
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News Comments > DCS World 2.5 Released
12. Re: DCS World 2.5 Released Apr 8, 2018, 22:30 Rilcon
 
Assuming my only interest is in WW2 and I'm looking for something that can feel realistic without needing to go through a 25-step checklist just to start the engine, should I go with this or the latest IL-2 (or something else entirely)?

I've been out of the "sim" game for over a decade; didn't have space for a flightstick on my desk anymore...
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Movie and Sales Records
12. Re: Far Cry 5 Movie and Sales Records Apr 6, 2018, 06:25 Rilcon
 
Nucas wrote on Apr 5, 2018, 17:27:
i really don't get far cry. here's this year's open world map, wow, and it sure has lots of icons on it, and it is full of humanoid enemies to shoot guns at. i can't wait to slowly claim all the outposts on the map and then get a downer ending where i choose between two bullshit alternatives that make any investment i was stupid enough to make in the world and narrative feel invalidated, just like all the other ones.

i guess you could level this charge at any game series but far cry is just so nakedly creatively bankrupt. the last one i managed to finish was far cry 2. i think i got three hours into far cry 3, refunded far cry 4 when i saw the asset re-use, and then stopped.

I'm sorry but this seems like getting mad that two soccer matches are "the same game". There's a point at which you should realize "this type of content isn't for me" and just accept that without making it a point to sound like you're offended that others do enjoy it.
 
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News Comments > WBIE Hits on HITMAN
12. Re: WBIE Hits on HITMAN Apr 5, 2018, 10:33 Rilcon
 
Eh, I guess you're just not as into methodically stalking and planning out someone's demise as I am...

I think my first go at Sapienza was well over an hour, but I was playing the role of a sneaky killer and not just trying to "win".
 
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News Comments > Mental Illness and Indie Developers
1. Re: Mental Illness and Indie Developers Apr 4, 2018, 19:58 Rilcon
 
I'd imagine the rate isn't much different from self-employed creatives (writers, commission artists of various sorts).  
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Movie and Sales Records
2. Re: Far Cry 5 Movie and Sales Records Apr 4, 2018, 19:55 Rilcon
 
Huh, kinda figured one of the asscreed games would be their record seller.

I'll get this sometime this year, I figure after the biggest-offender bugs and balancing issues have been ironed out and humble/gog/gamesplanet have a 25%+ sale. Enjoyed FC3 and 4 quite a bit, but oh god do I have enough open world games gathering dust in my library I should finish first...
 
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News Comments > WBIE Hits on HITMAN
10. Re: WBIE Hits on HITMAN Apr 4, 2018, 17:05 Rilcon
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 16:37:
Yeah but how many people actually do that? Most people will do it one way or the other consistently each time. And not being open world means that even if you do it both ways - guns blazing or sneaky bastard - at best you have one extra playthrough. Not very good value for the cost.

It's a bit like concern over whether "western RPG" (player defined character, branching paths, etc.) players care about jRPGs (defined protagonist, single-lane epic). Those that are into Hitman games crave this sort of non-linear mission structure and replayability, and I get the impression that accounts for a decent amount of people. Those that don't and just play through twice, or even just once, are still getting a good game out of it.
 
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News Comments > WBIE Hits on HITMAN
8. Re: WBIE Hits on HITMAN Apr 4, 2018, 15:15 Rilcon
 
Good on them, being a publisher-less studio of a certain size sucks. As in it ramps down to a dozen people or less really quickly.


CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 12:29:
So the whole point of the game is to replay the same level(s) over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over trying different paths and costumes ...

Welp. Yawn. More power to anyone who is *that* fucking bored but it's definitely not for everyone. Many people like to finish a level and move on instead of playing hamster in a wheel with a game.

Well the "whole point" is getting from A to B in completely different ways, not just physical routes. You can play guns blazing or Commandos-style patience or ballsy infiltration and anything in between, with all sorts of different routes and challenges and options.

Never mind that replaying is optional; even if you did each mission once and never attempted any other options and never went back to do any of the challenges or alternate target missions, it's still a full game experience that can proudly compete with other titles.

 
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