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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Reviews
Aug 22, 2020, 20:30
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Reviews Aug 22, 2020, 20:30
Aug 22, 2020, 20:30
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 16:31:
saltedicecream wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 15:45:
I wouldn't consider running the headset with anything less than 2080 Super

You may need a 2080 Super to run this at 90fps in MSFS VR (I have no idea how well optimized the game will be for VR--we'll see), but otherwise the pixel processing load is less than 6% higher than the Index.

You can't run Flight Simulator at 90 FPS either in VR or non-VR. There's a 60 FPS cap.

Yes you can - just disable the VSYNC and it removes the cap. And that’s quite acceptable, considering anyone who can run this game on decent settings that fast should also be using Freesync/GSYNC anyway.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Aug 19, 2019, 05:46
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 19, 2019, 05:46
Aug 19, 2019, 05:46
 
I’m loving the 2nd Amendment clowns in here: ‘guns protect us from the tyranny of our own government!’

You mean like when the gun owners protected the Japanese-American from being roundup in concentration camps?

Or when they prevented the government from separating children from parents at the border and stuffing them into overcrowded cages?

Or when they prevented authorities from snatching land from Native Americans so private corporations could bulldoze it and place an oil pipeline there?

Where were they when the PATRIOT ACT was passed or when we decided on an ill-advised and illegal invasion of Iraq?

Oh that’s right...the gun crowd consistently side’s WITH authoritarian decisions! Could it be that they are, in fact, the ‘fascist bootlickers’ they accuse others of being?
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Re: Pixel Game Maker MV Free Week
Mar 13, 2019, 05:15
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Re: Pixel Game Maker MV Free Week Mar 13, 2019, 05:15
Mar 13, 2019, 05:15
 
Either my Katakana is off, or the Japanese name for this is Action Game School MV, not Pixel Game Maker. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Re: Anthem Demo in February
Sep 3, 2018, 13:34
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Re: Anthem Demo in February Sep 3, 2018, 13:34
Sep 3, 2018, 13:34
 
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks this looks like yet another AAA snooze fest. Everything about the environment, aesthetics, and world seem derivative and uninspired. The gameplay looks like now-common Skinner Box approach and to top it off, in true AAA fashion, you’re led by the nose with objective markers so you don’t REALLY have to engage with your surroundings in any meaningful way.

I couldn’t be more bored with everything I’ve seen of the game.
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Re: Into the Black
Mar 20, 2017, 23:03
4.
Re: Into the Black Mar 20, 2017, 23:03
Mar 20, 2017, 23:03
 
If you think that looks nuts, you should observe the flight deck during aerial refueling :p
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Mar 5, 2016, 11:18
3.
Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 5, 2016, 11:18
Mar 5, 2016, 11:18
 
One word:

The Internet.

But that's two words...
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Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month
Feb 12, 2015, 11:19
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Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month Feb 12, 2015, 11:19
Feb 12, 2015, 11:19
 
Then the same rule applies, and if you can't fix it because the people view you as a white-faced Crusader, then there's likely nothing you can do at all. Many of the countries there are the direct results of colonialism, and their boundaries are completely arbitrary. This is an especially serious problem because fundamentalism is so strong in that region, and people will hate each other and kill over it. It's a region in a state of massive imbalance. Iraq is a perfect example of this; Saddam's violent rule kept the lid on many groups who would otherwise kill each other.

The only people capable of rebalancing the power structure are the people who actually live there - and by "rebalance," I mean it will have to happen with much bloodshed. Jordan and UAE getting involved in fighting ISIS was promising until Obama ensured that the face of the Coalition over there will remain a white "Crusader" face. I worry that that will have the effect of keeping Arab nations from getting too angry at the extremists and instead be able to direct their hate and anger toward the West.
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Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month
Feb 12, 2015, 02:24
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Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month Feb 12, 2015, 02:24
Feb 12, 2015, 02:24
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 13:47:
Said by someone with obviously no knowledge of history. And what, pray, do you think precipitates all these Revolutions to begin with?

What in the actual fuck did you proceed to ramble on about here? You started talking about the 1%, social inequality, and other crap that did not address the history of Vietnam directly. I'm not addressing abstract concepts, unless you consider "reeducation" camps and government-imposed famine to be abstract.

Quboid wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 15:06:
Handle with care ... or exploit for cheap publicity. Get kicked off Steam for 24 hours, that should get people listening.

That's the real problem with I have with any games (or movies) based on war. Or hell, just talking to people on the street about war. They never get it quite right, and it's infuriating.

jdreyer wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 17:35:
The South Vietnamese government and military was rotten and corrupt. It was a military dictatorship. So there really was no good option for the people of Vietnam.

Fair enough, although I don't believe they would have been quite as bad as the communists had they won, but no one can say with certainty. However, even accepting for the sake of argument that they would have been as bad as the North Vietnamese government, I just have a problem with folks saying that the communist forces "deserved" a victory. Regardless of how the revolution to kick the French out began and its initial intent, I just can't celebrate communist victory.

As an Afghanistan veteran, and as a husband to the daughter of Vietnamese refugees, I admit I can be a little sensitive when it comes to depictions of war in the media/games (as I said above). This is especially true with regards to the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Vietnam. For whatever it's worth, I challenge anyone to find an older Vietnamese immigrant in America who is not angry at the communists and who isn't a fan of the US military in general (and yes I know this is a personal anecdote and not a big enough sample to apply a single worldview to an entire ethnic subpopulation). That said, even when I listen to my older in-laws tell stories of the Vietnam War or its aftermath, I know there are more sides to it.

Mostly I grow tired with polar depictions of each side; combatants on either side are not all barbarians OR noble heroes serving a higher cause. They're all just normal people who join the military or join a group for as many reasons as there are troops in the service. Some a great people (on both sides) and some are terrible people (on both sides).

Flatline wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 18:01:
If you have a Roku, PBS has a Frontline episode on the clusterf*ck that is Iraq and how we basically screwed up as badly as you could imagine there. We almost literally grabbed the first Iraqi who didn't want to spit on us and said "hey how'd you like to lead the country?"

But yeah, we're terrible at counter-insurgency. Part of it I think is that we're a culture that doesn't understand that other cultures are so oppressed, or in such a crappy quality of life, that dying fighting is culturally preferable to rotting in misery. We think that inflicting an obscene amount of casualties will win wars, but as we saw in Vietnam that doesn't always work. We killed well over a million people in that war and it didn't achieve strategic victory.

I honestly don't know if there *is* a military solution to insurgency. The popular thought is that there only is within the scope of giving a government time to establish itself and develop infrastructure and a military. Which, you know, works on paper, but finding someone to lead a government, relatively fairly, who is friendly to us, and is liked by the people, and isn't corrupt, is something we really haven't learned how to do yet. If it can be done at all.

Edited because I looked up casualties for Vietnam.

The main correction I'd like to make here is that our strategy in Afghanistan had been to AVOID inflicting massive casualties. Rules of engagement were specifically designed with this in mind, and the approach we took was to leave infrastructure in place (while building and improving it) and to generally tend to the needs (for security, for resources, etc.) of the disparate* local populations in the hopes of gradually building a coalition. For most of the war, US and Coalition forces didn't roll into villages looking to raid, but rather to build relationships. Those that were targeted specifically for raids (most going down without shots even being fired) or for airstrikes were higher-ranking terror network leaders and such. And we did a good overall job keeping civilians out of it when possible.

The way to end an insurgency is to remove the culture that allows it to grow. If military occupation is what's pissing off the locals, then the solution is to remove the military. If it's something else (ruined infrastructure for example), then change that specific condition to the benefit of the locals. At any rate, you're essentially correct that the military can't do much to end it with direct action.

*The Afghans were especially "disparate" compared to the Iraqis.
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Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month
Feb 11, 2015, 13:10
7.
Re: Vietnam '65 Next Month Feb 11, 2015, 13:10
Feb 11, 2015, 13:10
 
Task wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 09:52:
Only US side? If I can't play as the Vietnamese who won their deserved victory, then its a no go.

Dude, if you had any idea what the communists who "deserved victory" were actually like, you'd know how completely fucked up that statement is. I'm not saying America should have got involved (we shouldn't have) or that we didn't blunder our way through a lot of it with high cost to life (we did), but the communist unification of the country in the 1970s was absolutely nothing to celebrate.

Better idea for a game: take America and its other non-Vietnamese allies and make them tangents to the story at best. Focus on Vietnamese protagonists from both sides and show how fucked up a civil war really can be.
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Re: Redshirt Video
Jul 21, 2013, 08:56
7.
Re: Redshirt Video Jul 21, 2013, 08:56
Jul 21, 2013, 08:56
 
I applaud any effort that takes us away from the extremely tired concept of massacring other human beings. This sounds like a fun concept to me, and yes, I'm a hardcore gamer.

And I'm not a Facebook whore or anything, but why all the hate for social media? Humans are social animals, and I think it's great that I can now keep in touch with people easier than before.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 23, 2013, 08:07
10.
Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2013, 08:07
Jun 23, 2013, 08:07
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 23, 2013, 02:47:
Trainwreck wrote on Jun 22, 2013, 08:03:
Teddy wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 23:01:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 22:32:
Title is on par with "War Fighter"

Except one was trying to be serious.

"Warfighter" or "war fighter" is a serious buzzword used very often by the DOD and defense contractors. There is nothing odd or silly about its use as a game title; the game just happened to suck, is all.

*ahem*...I'll just leave this here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuNN1D-FCjs




=-Rigs-=

LOL and everything, but Yahtzee's ignorance of industry/governmental vernacular doesn't make it a legitimate criticism. It's similar to when some people think "Master Chief" sounds like a stupid name for a hero, when in fact that is an actual Naval rank.
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Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fist Puncher
Jun 22, 2013, 08:03
6.
Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fist Puncher Jun 22, 2013, 08:03
Jun 22, 2013, 08:03
 
Teddy wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 23:01:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 22:32:
Title is on par with "War Fighter"

Except one was trying to be serious.

"Warfighter" or "war fighter" is a serious buzzword used very often by the DOD and defense contractors. There is nothing odd or silly about its use as a game title; the game just happened to suck, is all.
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Re: Deus Ex Human Revolution - Director's Cut Coming to PCs
Jun 12, 2013, 19:22
24.
Re: Deus Ex Human Revolution - Director's Cut Coming to PCs Jun 12, 2013, 19:22
Jun 12, 2013, 19:22
 
Does anyone know what the graphical updates are? I can't find specifics anywhere on what's different in that arena.
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Re: Primal Carnage Free Weekend
May 31, 2013, 11:13
2.
Re: Primal Carnage Free Weekend May 31, 2013, 11:13
May 31, 2013, 11:13
 
This game is like crack to me. I've been playing it since release and have logged nearly 95 hours. It's simple from a shooter standpoint, but the dino/human classes are well balanced. It's cheesy like a bad SyFy movie, which gives it a bit of charm.

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to actually feel like a Rampaging T. rex!
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Re: On Sale
Mar 9, 2013, 10:25
13.
Re: On Sale Mar 9, 2013, 10:25
Mar 9, 2013, 10:25
 
Should work fine using an encrypted tunnel or VPN in another county. Google it; I'm sure you can find such a service for free or very cheap.

As for GMG: I can't buy anything from them because my bank and credit cards all register them as an online gambling site. Apparently those are illegal (wtf?), so they won't authorize a purchase under any circumstance.
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Re: Deus Ex Movie Details
Feb 21, 2013, 20:11
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Re: Deus Ex Movie Details Feb 21, 2013, 20:11
Feb 21, 2013, 20:11
 
Blade Runner is not really cyberpunk, aesthetics aside. Certainly, theres nothing cyberpunk wbout the source material. And if you guys had read the actual interview, you would know that the writers specifically did reference Gibson and Stephenson. A direct-to-movie adaptation would suck horribly, so the fact that they're avoiding this approach gives me some optimism about the project. Here's hoping this movie won't suck like every single game movie ever.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Nov 26, 2012, 18:57
14.
Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 26, 2012, 18:57
Nov 26, 2012, 18:57
 
With keyboard docking stations, mice, and even MS Office, tablets really are a viable option for school. I do a lot of online school, plus I deploy and/or am required to travel on short notice; a tablet with accessories would really lighten my load compared to my laptop.
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Re: Czech President Pleads for Jailed BiS Devs
Nov 22, 2012, 11:46
22.
Re: Czech President Pleads for Jailed BiS Devs Nov 22, 2012, 11:46
Nov 22, 2012, 11:46
 
Completely agreed; BadIronTree is correct. You can't take photos of sensitive military hardware, period. This isn't hypocrisy; it's about lives and military effectiveness. You SO NOT have the right to photograph military bases because it can provide adversaries, enemies, or terrorists with information about current operations as well as potential vulnerabilities. If you don't like that, boo fucking hoo. Cry me a river and tell me how you're being oppressed because you can't help others to assault the military.
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Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer
Nov 16, 2012, 11:56
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Re: Deus Ex Film Director & Writer Nov 16, 2012, 11:56
Nov 16, 2012, 11:56
 
This won't work. The entire point of Deus Ex is the choice that the player has in determining outcomes. People need to understand that adapting games to film doesn't elevate either artform; they are already distinct, complete media on their own.
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Re: Primal Carnage Free DLC Today
Nov 15, 2012, 15:30
8.
Re: Primal Carnage Free DLC Today Nov 15, 2012, 15:30
Nov 15, 2012, 15:30
 
It's a simple game, to be sure, but I'm having a blast playing it. It works great as an asymmetric shooter you can jump into, play around for half an hour, and jump out of again. And with the new DLC it's been getting, it's ony getting better. Maybe someday it won't be as rough around the edges.

But seriously, why complain at $15?
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