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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
7. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 12:01 CJ_Parker
 
Well, if I ever try out one of these games (highly unlikely) then I'll make extra sure it's Fortnite rather than PUBG. What a bunch of utterly silly, butthurt fucksticks at PUBG.

Quick, someone get id Software to sue PUBG for making a 3D game with a FPS component. Those filthy THIEVES! OMG!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle?
26. Re: Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle? May 28, 2018, 16:24 CJ_Parker
 
Well, their lead ship artist looks like a sheik so if he's also getting paid like one then that explains a lot.  
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News Comments > PUBG Developer's Letter
8. Re: PUBG Developer's Letter May 27, 2018, 21:26 CJ_Parker
 
HAHAHAHAHA right on, dude. Tell it like it is!

I can only speak for myself, of course, but I don't even have that much of a problem with PUBG per se or its players.

The major problem for me is the retard publishers who will now chase like headless chicken after the next golden calf.
It will take away focus from other projects... maybe even lead to cancellations of decent games or the cancellation of game elements like single player campaigns because the publishers want to prioritize multiplayer + BR + MTX + loot boxes.

That's what's annoying. It's like when Hollywood cranks out one historical flick after another because of one big blockbuster success in that genre.

Does that not piss you off when you wish there were a bigger variety but you're not getting it because everyone is chasing after the golden calf?
Or when a really awesome movie gets released but it is barely getting attention because it is not the current fad genre so the media don't care to hype it?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 May 27, 2018, 15:25 CJ_Parker
 
This week's charts are off the charts wrt bad taste.

A remaster garbage that should have been a free patch to reimburse PC gamers for the piss-poor original port, casual garbage, early access garbage, more casual garbage, DLC milkage and so on and so on.

Keep it up, fellow gamers. See if we can hit the bottom of the barrel at full speed by lowering our standards even faster and deeper than ever before!

/grumpycat out

This comment was edited on May 27, 2018, 19:18.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale 4 Video Walkthrough
8. Re: The Bard's Tale 4 Video Walkthrough May 26, 2018, 18:53 CJ_Parker
 
Slashman wrote on May 26, 2018, 18:15:
Not sure what the point of the static portraits is.

Auld skewl.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V to Feature Premium Currency
28. Re: Battlefield V to Feature Premium Currency May 26, 2018, 16:00 CJ_Parker
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on May 26, 2018, 15:22:
CJ_Parker wrote on May 25, 2018, 16:23:
Agent.X7 wrote on May 25, 2018, 14:50:
And I don't buy the higher education/liberal correlation.
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Most of your post is bullshit mate. Saying that while living in Germany too. You do not actually know what your talking about. Just saying

Great arguments there. Not. You're full of shit. Just sayin'...

I know exactly what I am talking about as I have personally experienced these differences first hand when I was young. We moved a lot all over the country and school in Bavaria was BY FAR the most challenging.

I often had to do home work for three or four hours (and I was actually a lazy bum so did not even finish shit) while e.g. in Lower Saxony I did ZERO home work. The little home work there was I would do between classes sometimes IF it was urgent. You could get by, doing fuck all though.

In Bavaria the discipline was high. When the teacher entered the class room you had to be at your desk and STAND until asked to be seated. In Lower Saxony you could sit on the window sill until well after the class had started. When a teacher asked students to be seated they just laughed.

Generally, in Bavaria if you did not comply, you got a letter to your parents (three letters meant you had to show up at the principal's office... nine letters and you had to leave school).

Or just to name the difference in one subject: Latin. I started with Latin in 5th grade. We started reading Caesar's Bellum Gallicum in Bavaria in 8th grade. I moved to Lower Saxony in early 9th grade. They had not even started reading it yet at all but were still stuck with simple shit. We started reading the Bellum Gallicum in mid 10th grade. More than TWO full years BEHIND Bavaria.

And the list goes on and on and on...

It is also a fact that you do not have equal chances. Many universities and employers attribute a higher rating to a Bavarian Abitur than any other federal state's (and the shittiest Abiturs definitely come from the far lefty states such as Berlin and Bremen where you just need to prove that you can tie your laces all by yourself to receive an Abitur).

Also, you can check out any media, even a lefty liberal newspaper like the ZEIT (like here) and even there they have articles lamenting the state of our run-down educational system where e.g. in some of the lefty federal states they put literal retards in the same class as regular students just for the sake of equal opportunities (nevermind the fact that the regular students are massively held back in their development by the slow learners, of course).
 
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News Comments > PUBG Developer's Letter
2. Re: PUBG Developer's Letter May 26, 2018, 15:18 CJ_Parker
 
The only letter I wanna see from them has one line...

"kthxbai"
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V to Feature Premium Currency
16. Re: Battlefield V to Feature Premium Currency May 25, 2018, 16:23 CJ_Parker
 
Agent.X7 wrote on May 25, 2018, 14:50:
And I don't buy the higher education/liberal correlation.

Rightfully so. In Germany education is delegated to the federal states. All of the federal states that have a social-democratic leadership are in a piss-poor condition with regard to education ratings.

Bavaria always ranks the highest since they have had a conservative government for decades and they know what they are doing with a strict separation between different educational levels and high standards.

Schools in the lefty federal states operate on the basis of total equality. There must not be smarter students and dumber students. No, no, no. Everyone must be equal, of course, so they have all but gotten rid of scores, achievements and so on.
Equal opportunities for everyone, low standards for graduation ("Abitur"), low entry reqs for colleges/universities so even the dimwits can study etc. etc. etc.

This is a huge topic in public debate over here atm because Germany has crashed down the international rankings ladder in terms of educational standards.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V to Feature Premium Currency
15. Re: Battlefield V to Feature Premium Currency May 25, 2018, 16:10 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on May 25, 2018, 13:12:
The countries that rate the highest happiness ratings, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, etc, are all liberal social democracies. Socialism, and greater wealth equality, lead to happiness. Full-on Communism/Marxism, no. But socialism, yes.

Ummm... those countries are "liberal social democracies" by your definition and you even equate them with socialism? WHAT???

I guess this is only possible when you are American and have never been to Europe but have all sorts of prejudices in your head just because some European countries do have established social security/welfare systems or political parties that carry the "social" tag in their name.

As a European: No. Just NO. In Europe, socialism is VERY different from a social democratic/social liberal system.
Socialism in Europe = Eastern Europe before 1990. Real socialist parties only exist in very few European countries and are usually not very popular because of the complete and utter shit-show that was Eastern Europe before 1990.
Again: They are not AT ALL to be confused with social democratic/liberal parties.

Finally, how did those countries end up on your list in the first place??? What the fuck???

Switzerland has always been known to be a very small and conservative European country. Their current government is bordering on right wing. They have a lot of direct democracy with referendums and such so the exact opposite of socialist nanny states.

Denmark currently has a coalition that is tolerated by right wingers (Dansk Folkeparti). The party of the current prime minister is a conservative-liberal party (it's called "Venstre") that is considered mid-right.

Finland also has a coalition that is mid/liberal/conservative. The SDP which is the social democratic party (again: social-democratic has nothing to do with socialism) is not a part of the coalition and it has not been in power since 2012.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Free DLC
3. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Free DLC May 24, 2018, 23:10 CJ_Parker
 
They are working on it and a first new balance pass will arrive in early June. I'm glad I shelved the game after reading the latest update.

It sounds like Deadfire will be a much better and more complete game next year... like a night & day difference almost once the DLCs are released, proper balancing, bugs fixed, modding added, new achievements, new features, MOAR everything...

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Just like the first Pillars of Eternity, the team is committed to support Deadfire with new features, content, bug fixes, and polish to make the game the best it can be. We are listening to your feedback on our forums, Reddit, social media, and user reviews - and the development team has many ideas for improvement, too.

Through 2018, we have plans to add more quality of life changes to make the game better and better. For the mod community, we will be releasing documentation on the game data formats, and will be working on tools to help facilitate mods. Another feature that the team is really excited about is what we are calling "Magran's Fires".

Similar to Berath's Blessings, these modes can be enabled from the main menu and will add gameplay modifiers for challenges above and beyond Path of the Damned.

In addition to the returning Triple Crown and Triple Crown Solo challenges, we will be rolling out challenges themed to Eora's gods, beginning with Berath, Galawain, and, of course, Magran. As always, we are listening to feedback on what you would like to see in future updates.

Don't forget we have three expansive DLCs on the horizon. The first DLC, "Beast of Winter", is due to land this July. We will be showing off the new areas and content in the DLC soon!

It's been an amazing journey, and we aren't done yet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Spring Cleaning Event
3. Re: Steam Spring Cleaning Event May 24, 2018, 21:37 CJ_Parker
 
No Reddit needed. Steam has all the info and the instructions. It's not rocket science Wink . You just click on the tasks and fulfill them. Pretty straight forward.

As for the rewards, you get a badge that you can level up by fulfilling even more tasks (and killing more bandwidth and disk space for shits'n'giggles) in the coming days.

The only interesting reward so far is a 'Mystery Item' that is added to your Steam inventory. It is a box with a question mark and the description says...

This item might be useful in a future sale.

Earned for participating in the Spring Cleaning Event in 2018.

So... might be something that will be useful during the summer sale in a month or so.
 
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News Comments > DARK SOULS: REMASTERED Released
1. Re: DARK SOULS: REMASTERED Released May 24, 2018, 21:30 CJ_Parker
 
Full boycott is now in effect on any games these guys are involved with.

It is lame as fuck that you aren't getting this as a free upgrade as an existing Steam owner of DS Prepare to Die.

It would have been mildly less lame if they would have asked a moderate, symbolic $4.99 fee.

But the $19.99 they are asking for what is basically a patch is outrageous. Fuck off.
 
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News Comments > Steam Spring Cleaning Event
1. Re: Steam Spring Cleaning Event May 24, 2018, 21:11 CJ_Parker
 
Hahaha so did Valve have a couple of petabytes of unused traffic lying around somewhere or what?

I mean, I don't care (much) since I have broadband with no traffic limits, and to save time, I have chosen to download relatively small games to fulfill the various tasks but for the first task (speed cleaning) Steam offered me only Dead by Daylight and Cities: Skylines as qualifying games.
So I downloaded DbD only to start it for two seconds to complete the assignment and then deleted it again. What a waste of traffic.

Also, as a day 1 Steam account holder, the "Blast from the Past" assignment was quite funny since it made me install the original Counter-Strike.
It's not quite as popular anymore as back in the day. There were exactly two active public servers. One was constantly full and the other had four players. The rest of the servers was empty or locked.

Oh well, I did a quick tour of cs_italy which brought back the memories of thousands of kills and deaths at the various choke points. Blast from the past indeed...
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
4. Re: New GeForce Drivers May 24, 2018, 19:03 CJ_Parker
 
necrosis wrote on May 24, 2018, 18:40:
CJ_Parker wrote on May 24, 2018, 18:07:
Bullshit driver.

The old manual install method where you extract everything and then only keep the essential folders for a bloat-free (and especially telemetry-free) install, no longer works.

So, you probably have to full install and then get rid of the telemetry crap post-installation but I'm not gonna bother. Skipping this piece of shit driver and hoping the next driver will allow manual installs again just like they used to work for ages up until now.
You are obviously high.

You can unpack the EXE with 7-zip. Also the installer lets you check and uncheck what you want like it has for years.

I'm not high and I know/knew what I was doing for years when I manually installed via extracting with 7zip.

Anyway, it worked now after redownloading the driver. My guess is they replaced the faulty first release with a new file during the day because many people with GFE were also experiencing all sorts of problems.

With the newly downloaded file the setup worked now BUT you definitely need to keep more folders than before. Until the version before this driver it was enough to just have Display.Driver, NVI2 and PhysX.
Now you need Display.Driver, NVI2, PhysX and the GeForce experience folders (you can still deselect GFE during the setup later).

The setup is also a little different now since, as an additional step, it now asks you whether to install just the driver or the driver and GFE before offering up the custom install option.

So, they definitely changed quite a lot of shit since the last version where you definitely did NOT need to have the GFE folders present and they probably released a fucked up exe first earlier in the day because I received real, tangible error messages from their fucked up crapshit installer.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
2. Re: New GeForce Drivers May 24, 2018, 18:07 CJ_Parker
 
Bullshit driver.

The old manual install method where you extract everything and then only keep the essential folders for a bloat-free (and especially telemetry-free) install, no longer works.

So, you probably have to full install and then get rid of the telemetry crap post-installation but I'm not gonna bother. Skipping this piece of shit driver and hoping the next driver will allow manual installs again just like they used to work for ages up until now.
 
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News Comments > EA Acquires GameFly's Cloud
7. Re: EA Acquires GameFly's Cloud May 23, 2018, 21:21 CJ_Parker
 
Steam, uPlay, Origin, Battle.net etc. etc. are all video game rental shops. The only (big) digital download platform that allows you to assume ownership of your games is GOG.

Consoles still get much more physical business compared to PCs (and they don't just get a Steam "rental" key in the box but the actual game) so there are many more true game owners instead of just renters among the console players.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free
48. Re: Unreal Turns 20 - Get Unreal Gold for Free May 23, 2018, 13:29 CJ_Parker
 
Beamer wrote on May 23, 2018, 11:04:
Steele Johnson wrote on May 23, 2018, 10:23:
When games were good

I will take nearly any game today over Unreal and even Half Life.
And don't forget we're picking two legendary games from then, not even the awful rifraff like Chasm: The Rift. If we're doing that today, The Witcher 3 is better than any game from 1998. RDR is better than any game from 1998.

I agree. The Unreal kind of FPS was always a little too simple for me. The corridor run & gun usually got boring real quick.
I bought games like Unreal mostly for the technical qualities. It was amazing to experience the leaps in 3D graphics. Games like Unreal were nice tech demos but I never finished them (IIRC).

Half-Life was the first step in the right direction of a more story-driven experience, then another huge step with Deus Ex and nowadays most shooters luckily have a lot more to offer than just kaboom.

I like open world, I like the skills and perks we get in modern FPS games. Progression is more fun that way.

And in terms of technical advancements, they're not just fluff but they do contribute to gameplay directly in so far as richer, more detailed environments with lots of objects naturally increase the fidelity of the gameplay (more cover options, more vertical gameplay etc.).

I, for one, definitely do not wish for a revival of this super-simple run & gun corridor shooter style. I much prefer the variety of styles and actual stories we are getting in most modern shooters.
There are modern stinkers, of course, but it was the same back then, maybe even worse because the budgets and risks were much lower. We had some real garbage back then.

Maybe the best example for a positive evolution in the genre would be the Wolfenstein franchise. The original Wolf 3D was as awesome back in its day as was RtCW some 15 years ago and now TNO, TOB and TNC.
However, as awesome as Wolf 3D was in its day, I would never want original Wolfenstein gameplay back though.
 
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News Comments > Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games
28. Re: Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games May 22, 2018, 16:17 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:08:
Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games

Just had a terrible thought:

Half-Live: Battle Royale

You mean you had a REALISTIC thought?

I mean, seriously, does anyone really believe a new HL would even have a single player campaign? Like really really?

LLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLL
 
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News Comments > Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games
13. Re: Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games May 22, 2018, 12:29 CJ_Parker
 
Prez wrote on May 22, 2018, 12:21:
Anything with a '3' after the title would be a landmark event for Valve. If anything, it would be DOTA 3 though...

Just to spite everyone they are probably not gonna call it DOTA 3 but rename it to "Ancients on the Defense" or something retarded like that.
 
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News Comments > Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games
8. Re: Valve's Unannounced Top Secret Games May 22, 2018, 11:50 CJ_Parker
 
I'm not expecting anything from Valve but the usual multiplayer-focused casual garbage which they've done for the past one and a half decades. Zero fuxx given.  
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