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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Trailer
8. Re: Underworld Ascendant Trailer Jan 17, 2018, 18:06 Numinar
Seeing UW1 in a store being played is still the most mind blowing thing I have ever seen a computer game do, compared to what we had at the time it was insane.

I was too stupid to complete UW2, got stuck in a Lucasarts Adventure game style loop where I was jumping between multiple realms trying to work out what I needed to do next. I think the first game, with it's lip service to the Ultima theme was superior but one day I should go back and see if that is really true.

I'm not holding my breath for this, been here too many times and had my dreams shattered by mediocrity to get on the hype train for this, but I'll be quietly optimistic.
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News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
43. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 17, 2018, 01:19 Numinar
Flatline wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 14:24:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:22:
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:09:
scary world we live in now where you can get arrested for cheating in a video game.

That's just Fucked up. There is no other way to put it.

They weren't just cheating, they were "creating and distributing" cheats.

This. They had a business that centered around making and distributing cheats.

And that might actually get you arrested here in the States as well. It's a violation of the DMCA and at least is a gargantuan fine if not jail time.

I'm less likely to spend money on cosmetics or expansions or whatever for a game I've stopped playing, and when cheating is bad, I don't play (This was most of last week). So it would seem bluehole would have a case to sue for damages. I'm sure someone in that chain is making cash on their 10 dollar aimbots or whatever.

As for penalties, compared to other shit that gets the Chinese sent to re-education/work/organ harvesting camps this seems almost appropriate. At the very least those PC cafes that install hacks on the machines for their customers should get big tasty fines.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 15, 2018, 03:26 Numinar
PUBG getting pretty comfortable up there. It sucked last week, but the last few days feel cheater free (Had one or two suspiciously accurate shooters but that might be more of the fact that people with 4000 hours of CS have jumped on). Still crossing my fingers that this thing is huge and appealing enough that some mini-carmack somewhere decides to actually solve client side security. I wonder if this is anything like how vaguely religious people feel.

Getting some good seconds and 3rds though. Getting over trigger panic and making that last kill is so hard for me still but it's getting better and better, I'm making the other dudes bleed 3/4 of their health now whereas before I would just get rolled.

Really would like to try the ARK version or Fortnite, see another take on the theme, but the idea of all the extraneous bullshit I need to learn is a big turn off. I wonder why ARMA hasn't done a standalone, their king of the hill stuff isn't quite the same. The way rounds work and rotate into each other is a big attraction and smaller games just wont be able to do that in 7 lag friendly regions over 6 gametypes.

PUBG is so pure with almost nothing except positioning and movement tactics to worry about with a bit of shootery added in, but if your sub 100/50m game is decent you can make most circles work.

I can't imagine having to deal with the crafting, taming and building that these other games have. I'm sure the galaxy brain types love it though.
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News Comments > PUBG China Cheating Backlash Heats Up
14. Re: PUBG China Cheating Backlash Heats Up Jan 12, 2018, 07:01 Numinar
MattyC wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 04:26:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 20:54:
That they don't region lock means they allow 300+ pings to play together? How is that working? Magic rubber bands?

I have no idea what PUBGs netcode is like, but while 300 is certainly pushing towards unplayable it should still be 'tolerable' (if only barely).

That isn't too much worse than what lots of people used to get playing on Korean StarCraft servers. And the micro in that game really makes that matter.

I suppose it really only depends on the netcode (though if they were also getting on VPNs that certainly wasn't going to help) and I don't know enough at PUBG to say anything there.

300 is bad for an ActionQuake server circa 1998, but you could make it work! (hitscan sawn off for the win!) but in this game, where proper strategy and positioning is almost everything, it shouldn't matter.

In real life, as in this game, if you get into a situation where a half second lag makes the difference, YOU HAVE F(*& up! Bigtime! it is more Arma than counterstrike.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 10, 2018, 07:22 Numinar
theglaze wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 02:37:
The president is not the problem, heís merely an output of a broken/corrupt political system that is flawed in representing the people.

I donít know what the hell you Americans are going to do... but being hopefully that it ends with his presidency is naive. Youíll have to fight harder, be more vocal and politically engaged than the Obama era.

[Edit] Carlin would think Iím too optimistic:

The only thing the Americans have learned or will learn about this is that billionaire media personalities win elections.
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 2, 2018, 23:26 Numinar
Halo 3 had that 3d replay like, what, 10 years ago now? On a console! Was super awesome for tracing the insane sniper ricochets and physics deaths. And I think Quake had something like it as well (Though maybe you were locked to FP there).

It is fucking awesome in PUBG, though still needs some UI work, and a win is much more fun to watch afterwards than to be a part of (due to the insane stress I get from this game) but it's hardly 'changing games' with a 10 year old+ feature.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
26. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2017, 10:17 Numinar
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 09:19:
Creston wrote on Dec 30, 2017, 00:26:
Cop and the asshole who called in the "swat" should both get charged with fucking murder. Enough of this bullshit with the fucking police shooting first and never bothering to ask questions or even assess the fucking situation anymore.

^ this

I mean that fucking pathetic asshole of a fuckstick "swatter" with his retard dickhead nick "SWAauTistic" is human trash of the first order but the dumbass motherfucker of a cop ain't off the hook.

Especially because...

The incident in Wichita began at about 6:15 p.m. on Thursday when police received a call stating that someone had killed his father by shooting him in the head. The caller further claimed that the shooter was now holding his mother, brother and sister hostage.

You know, I would maybe have a quarter ounce of understanding IF the caller would have only mentioned female victims so that -by default- if a man comes to the door, it sort of must be the perp but that obviously wasn't the case.

The shitcops were responding to a situation with a male perp and at least one male victim/hostage. Then why the fuck fire unscrupulously as soon as an unarmed guy steps out the door? Fucking unreal.

The guns/APCs/body armor/murder training are waaaaaay cheaper than having an on-call professional hostage negotiator.

My hand shakes so hard I cannot shoot straight in the final circle of PUBG most the time. It's easy to fuck this kind of thing up, Spec-ops dudes miss shots in combat they make 100% of the time in training, but maybe select and train people and give them procedures and practices that take this into account.

I wonder what attracts certain individuals to a specialty within a profession focused on violently entering peoples homes. It's a necessary task (sometimes), but surely the pay isn't worth the danger. Is it a good career move or is shooting perps/black people/junkies appealing on some level?
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 26, 2017, 00:26 Numinar
Quinn wrote on Dec 25, 2017, 20:36:
My problem with EA is that some games just never seem to get out of early access. Seems like some devs spend more time keeping their audience updated than actually working on finishing the game.

I liked the old model more: Developers work on their game, finish the product they always intended to make, then listen to their customers for continuous support.

I don't get EA gamers either. Why bleed a game dry before you manage to play the finished product?! I accidentally bled Subnautica dry because I didn't know I was playing an EA (no comment...). I'll play the 1.0 when it's done, but the newness is gone.

I think some genres work better for this than others. MP only games seem to benefit from it, like PUBG (Which still feels EA after 1.0 but is still great). Same with sandbox sims like Kerbal, Factorio or Prison Architect which were all amazing well before 1.0.

Anything Narrative does not suit it. Unexplored and Pit People are fantastic but seem like they might have been better cooked longer before public release, though they may be benefiting from crowd sourced testing. Pit People especially is going to be sad when it gets released because my daughter and I have already experienced most of it piecemeal, though maybe I'll be surprised and there will be 5x more story content on release but I doubt it.
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News Comments > PUBG Launches
25. Re: PUBG Launches Dec 23, 2017, 21:49 Numinar
Yep, all about those silencers! Even if people are close enough to hear it, much harder for them to work out where you are.

Of course, if I get a fully kitted M416 or Scar with silencer I can guarantee I will very soon do something stupid and get unceremoniously executed.
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News Comments > World of Tanks Plans Major Changes; Offers New Engine Demo
7. Re: World of Tanks Plans Major Changes; Offers New Engine Demo Dec 23, 2017, 21:11 Numinar
I love this game but the way it subtly and not so subtly nags at you to spend money drove me away.

I was always at the mercy of players who could fire premium rounds at me (Although it felt grate when you bounced someone's gold round off your KV1 12 times a game!), and while the premium tanks were not better than the free/grind ones they were much cheaper to run, allowing the drivers to be more aggressive.

After level 6 if you didn't buy premium time, it became quite an effort to progress. Around the level 8 tanks (Which I loved) they became almost impossible to keep repaired without premium time unless you were way better at the game than I ever was.
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News Comments > Valve AU Fine Upheld
7. Re: Valve AU Fine Upheld Dec 22, 2017, 22:33 Numinar
Yep, in case anyone is confused "Evil communist nation with 'red tape' and 'regulations' crippling their businesses and making their population lazy and drunk, forced a large multinational to adopt a disgusting, invasive 'consumer friendly refund pllicy' throughout the world." Thanks Australia!

That said, I wonder how the refund policy affects developers making small, sub 2-hour games. Are they putting in padding where none was needed or adding unnecessary features (Broken online multiplayer in twitch-based local games was a thing for a while) in order to circumvent it? Or do they just charge a low enough amount that people can't be bothered to request the refund?

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News Comments > TINY METAL Released
1. Re: TINY METAL Released Dec 22, 2017, 01:56 Numinar
Every Advance Wars clone ever has let me down, just like every MOO clone until Stellaris. I wont get my hopes up. But this does look nice!

Would much prefer on Switch or Phone though.
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Dec 22, 2017, 01:52 Numinar
Ok how about 100 star wars ships spawn in a galaxy and... no.

Tie Fighter in HD/Elite dangerous quality graphics should be fine. Add co-op and I'd pay 60 bucks for it.
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News Comments > PUBG Launches
19. Re: PUBG Launches Dec 21, 2017, 18:47 Numinar
Retired wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 17:16:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 17:03:
The new map and update are really running way better than before.
My roommate and I have nearly 20 fps increase and things just feel smoother in general.
Vaulting is a huge game change too.

Fired it up this AM - started a game, intentionally did not play BETA so I could play the new map with the update.

Join a game, gets stuck at title screen, but I can hear people talking and the plane in the background. ALT-F4, went and got something to eat. Came back, figured I would try it again as I read they were having lots of issues with the 1.0 servers.

Get to title screen, says game is still in progress!? hahaha figured my AFK ass would be dead instantly. I load up the game, I am near the southern coast all by myself. I run and find some ok loot right away. 25 left! I run my tail off, stay on the blue line, find some houses that have not been looted, weird. End up getting a few kills along the way and get 2nd level gear.

Do the belly crawl near last few circles since I don't have a sight, just a couple ACOGs. Grabbed a silenced ump off some dude I killed.

Ended up with 3 kills and 2nd place. Circle favored the other guy, he had a rock. gg. This is why the game is awesome.

It isn't a twitch game. You can be tactical.

Yep! Game is great in spite of it's issues. On twitch I watch Notthatwillsmith because like me he is a terrible shot/twitch gamer, who misses pickups on the ground because he is probably legally blind, but has an awesome winrate with his buddies because he makes good tactical decisions. And because there is no crafting/building, tactical decisions is all you make. (Basic stuff from Arma like how to use terrain will keep you alive a lot of the time).

It's the same as the Arma experience, 20 minutes of looting/walking with a chance of a surprise violent end except much less of a pain to set up and replay.

There was a problem with the leaderboards, so I got to rank 29 last night in OCE duo due to the actual good people not having their shit recorded for a few hours. I'll enjoy that and the sick new replay feature showing how awesome/lucky we were while I settle back down to my natural spot a few tens of thousands positions lower...

Game is much better optimised now. Had a few games without lag at the start, and a few with that still wasn't as bad as the test server lag. I'm sure they will work it out eventually.
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News Comments > PUBG 1.0 Plans Include Replays
14. Re: PUBG 1.0 Plans Include Replays Dec 16, 2017, 22:52 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 20:15:
No it wasn't sarcasm I was making light of the fact that the guy is a fucking douchebag hypocrite. He constantly whines how everyone is ripping his idea off - even though it isn't original - yet has zero problem ripping everyone else off.

PUBG rips off Battle Royale

'PUBG' Developer Unironically Calls Out 'Fortnite' For Copying Its Battle Royale Format

PUBG Publicly Shaming Fortnite Is a Terrible PR Move

Yeah, so fuck these guys.

Meh, sometimes douchebags (debatable, since he kind of has a bit of a leg to stand on but I don't know what he thought would happen when they sold a million copies in the first 2 weeks or whatever) make the best stuff! PUBG is some of the best stuff. Love it. I suck... got a duo win on the new map but I died right at the end like Tom Hanks in that movie where he died right at the end.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 16, 2017, 09:52 Numinar
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 22:29:
Numinar wrote on Dec 15, 2017, 21:37:
London could still be the center of world trade and finance if they didn't blow it all on the WW.
Err, without looking into it, I am willing to bet the reason London is no longer the center of world trade and finance has little to nothing to do with World War I expenditures. However, I'd be willing to entertain the possibility of being wrong if you can point to something indicating otherwise...

Ok maybe it's an assumption from someone who never studied history, but it was the hub of all those things before the war, and was not after. They bankrolled a lot of their allies and the ungodly amount of loans they had to take out from the US to keep that insane, mult-million man army going for years drained the wealth of their Victorian golden age like nothing else.

I mean, maybe they were on the way out anyway but it sure didn't help!
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News Comments > Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions
1. Re: Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Dec 16, 2017, 09:44 Numinar
I agree with the sentiment! But I hope this doesn't hurt their pitches when they go for their next contract... or is all that behind them now? Or maybe that kind of contract isn't one worth taking.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 15, 2017, 21:37 Numinar
It would be almost irresponsible for any military NOT to have multiple pre-planted cable cutting devices, ready to be triggered, on every one of these links. Same goes for those cable sniffing devices. Maybe you can make a two in one thing. And some obvious designed to be found ones to help your rivals get complacent.

If you don't have everything tapped, then your intelligence service is a B grade waste of money at best.

As for England, it's a third rate power with 2nd rate power ambitions and 1st rate power memories. Might have to give up on aircraft carriers and nuclear subs lads. London could still be the center of world trade and finance if they didn't blow it all on the WW.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2017, 19:42 Numinar
Verno wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 15:31:
What's alarming about Ajit Pai is that hes so openly in the corporate pocket and did this knowing full well the damage it will cause. It's reprehensible and frankly should be criminal. This will be incredibly damaging in the long term, in ways we haven't even imagined yet. Very disappointed today.

Why would he be punished? He is making money for people who already have lots of money. I'm sure his new mates will look after him and he will be sure to make even more money in next CEO/Consulting/lobbying job. Even if NN gets enshrined in law, like Trump's tax cuts for the uber-wealthy, a few years of free for all will make them billions/trillions which can then be leveraged in future lobbying.
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News Comments > A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Announced
7. Re: A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Announced Dec 15, 2017, 11:08 Numinar
No, I'm thinking of Viking Invasion for Medieval, Total War (The First).

Graphics seemed really good at the time, but have aged almost as poorly as Shadow of the Horned Rat unfortunately.
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