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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2016, 15:05 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 14:39:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 13:01:
Quboid wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 11:01:
It is rather cack-handed marketing. Is there a specific 'apartheid' controversy, or is it just that the game includes segregation? I'm in favour of games tackling such issues even if the result is likely to be a bit of a caricature.

The controversy is or was that they were calling it "apartheid" which stands for a unique kind of segregation and lots of injustice and suffering in South Africa.
I don't think that anyone had a problem with the segregation theme per se (many games/RPGs had those in the past) but only with using the term apartheid which probably should not be tampered with in this way.

Which I think is much hand wringing over nothing anyway. Apartheid is simply the Dutch word for segregation, so it being called Apartheid in South Africa isn't because of some kind of special feeling or the idea that the struggle there was worse than elsewhere, that's just what it's called in Dutch, and thus what it's called in Afrikaans. (which is basically a dialect of Dutch.)

So while it's weird that people in the US would call the Aug segregation "apartheid", the whining over how that diminishes the struggle in south africa is just ugh. There must be an entire segment of the population now that literally does nothing else but find shit to be offended about on the internet.


I disagree with that. Holocaust is also just an old Greek word but it has become synonymous with the genocide of the Jews in WW2. Likewise, Apartheid has become synonymous with extreme racial segregation and prejudice.

Those terms, imo, should not be used lightly in inflationary ways especially not in video games where you have a very high chance that some dumb kids will think that racial segregation in South Africa has been named after the video game Deus Ex MD and not vice versa ("d00d the game is so popular they have even named real life shit after it!!!11").

The dev should use their creativity and come up with a term of their own. Not that hard and problem solved.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2016, 13:01 CJ_Parker
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 11:01:
It is rather cack-handed marketing. Is there a specific 'apartheid' controversy, or is it just that the game includes segregation? I'm in favour of games tackling such issues even if the result is likely to be a bit of a caricature.

The controversy is or was that they were calling it "apartheid" which stands for a unique kind of segregation and lots of injustice and suffering in South Africa.
I don't think that anyone had a problem with the segregation theme per se (many games/RPGs had those in the past) but only with using the term apartheid which probably should not be tampered with in this way.
 
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News Comments > Planetoids DLC for Stellaris
2. Re: Planetoids DLC for Stellaris Aug 4, 2016, 12:40 CJ_Parker
 
And horse armor was only $1.99.  
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News Comments > New Titan X Released
15. Re: New Titan X Released Aug 2, 2016, 15:45 CJ_Parker
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 15:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 15:29:
Well this naming scheme isn't at all going to be confusing as hell....

I'm already confused.. Was the last one the Titan Black?

No, the last one was the "nVidia GeForce GTX TitanX" and this one is the "nVidia TitanX" (note the absence of GeForce and GTX). They are trying to distinguish it from the gaming cards in spite of the absence of FP64.
 
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News Comments > New Titan X Released
8. Re: New Titan X Released Aug 2, 2016, 13:39 CJ_Parker
 
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 12:56:
I'm kind of doubting a 1080 Ti will exist at this point.

I'm sure it will be coming. They need to do something with the partially defunct GP-102 cores and the huge gap between the $699 GTX 1080 and the $1200 Titan is just begging to be filled by a $999(FE)/$899(custom) GTX 1080Ti like... maybe in October?
 
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News Comments > New Titan X Released
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News Comments > Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled
1. Re: Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled Aug 1, 2016, 09:50 CJ_Parker
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
26. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 31, 2016, 10:17 CJ_Parker
 
Better guide here if you do not want to automate login but just get rid of the lock screen only:

http://windows.wonderhowto.com/how-to/disable-lock-screen-windows-10-0162965/
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
14. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jul 30, 2016, 01:44 CJ_Parker
 
Console garbage is gonna run on a toaster. Nothing to worry about in that regard.  
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News Comments > New AMD Crimson Drivers
9. Re: New AMD Crimson Drivers Jul 29, 2016, 20:10 CJ_Parker
 
Dirty Butler wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 18:32:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 17:53:
Every AMD card I have purchased, I have had major issues with because of the drivers. Yes, they eventually get straightened out, but it takes them awhile. I finally learned and buy strictly Nvidia lately and have not had any issues at all with drivers.

That's funny, nVidia drivers have had way more major issues than AMD lately including actually damaging cards due to bad fan profiles.

Complete bullshit.

The fan issue only affected the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition and was fixed very quickly within a matter of days. It also did not damage any cards. It only damaged the users' nerves because the fan kept revving up and down randomly.

Like Ozmodan, I have also not had any issues with nVidia drivers for years. It's been smooth sailing all the time. I clean-install every driver update which causes a bit more work but the two minutes it takes to reenter my global settings is time well spent. Better than being a lazy bum and having to fix shit for hours in case something goes wrong by overwriting the older version.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
2. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jul 29, 2016, 19:52 CJ_Parker
 
This game can fuck right off until there is a $4.99 Steam sale for the Director's Cut version that the fuckers from Squeenix are going to charge extra for next year. Anyone buying the game now is buying an already outdated half-assed chopped up piecemeal version that includes less than 50% of the already finished or planned content.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
170. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 15:44 CJ_Parker
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 11:28:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 11:02:
Y'all lack imagination very sorely. MS could easily announce a date by which all new "apps" will have to be UWP or GTFO. At the same time they could introduce a legacy mode for Win32 programs, i.e. a sandbox like DOSBox running legacy Win32 programs inside Windows 10.

That's the very short version. If you use your imagination, there are many ways that they could pull this off and ensure that from a certain date on everything NEW has to go through them like iTunes/Apple store.

They would announce something like this pretty far in advance and provide a UWP suite (like .NET) for devs to get used to the Microshit NWO.

Shrugging this off like "haha they're not gonna do this" is very short-sighted (friendly version) or outright retarded (honest version).

Ok, but how does Windows know something is "new?" How would it stop new Win32 yet still allow old Win32?

There are many ways Microsoft could implement this on a technical level (e.g. compilation date checks or they could even "manually" create a database like a whitelist including CRC checks).
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
160. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 11:02 CJ_Parker
 
Y'all lack imagination very sorely. MS could easily announce a date by which all new "apps" will have to be UWP or GTFO. At the same time they could introduce a legacy mode for Win32 programs, i.e. a sandbox like DOSBox running legacy Win32 programs inside Windows 10.

That's the very short version. If you use your imagination, there are many ways that they could pull this off and ensure that from a certain date on everything NEW has to go through them like iTunes/Apple store.

They would announce something like this pretty far in advance and provide a UWP suite (like .NET) for devs to get used to the Microshit NWO.

Shrugging this off like "haha they're not gonna do this" is very short-sighted (friendly version) or outright retarded (honest version).
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
115. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 19:58 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 19:27:
Then I concede that you are right

Ah, finally!

Although to be fair, I did check before posting and uPlay in Germany (from the client) shows currently (no idea if that was ever different) only Ubisoft games for sale.

Yep. This was definitely different until very recently (a month or two?) and you could buy lots of e.g. EA games on uPlay DE. As I said, I'm not sure if this is a bug, a temporary issue or just an issue with the DE uPlay store (the link that other guy posted would probably lead to a 3rd party game if we were in the US).

And in case of Origin I could not find any indy aside from Popcap/SpinTop Games that EA bought, and looking for other publishers from the client when browsing 2 or so pages of trending games i Only saw EA, turns out on page 5 is Witcher 3...

Well, you did not look very closely then Wink .

There are literally HUNDREDS of 3rd party games on Origin. Torchlight 2, the Batman games, the AssCreeds, the FarCry series, Rayman, Hitman series, Watchdogs (well, pretty much the entire Ubi catalog in fact which is dozens of games alone), Bound by Flame, Wasteland 2, Pillars of Eternity, The Witcher including expansion packs, the Tomb Raiders, Alan Wake, Darksiders series, Remember Me, the Resident Evils, Giana Sisters, Metro 2033 series, Sniper Elite, Street Fighter, Saints Row, The Banner Saga, Dungeons of Dredmor, EVE Online, Blackguards, Bastion, The Secret World, Risen 2, This War of Mine, The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Walking Dead, F.3.A.R, Farming and Euro Truck Simulator, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Stronghold 3, Crusader Kings II, and many more.

But, yes, EA advertises their own catalog in the top lists, of course. You have to be willing to scroll or search to find the 3rd party stuff.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
112. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 19:16 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 19:03:
What uPlay game did you link there? Redirects me to the front page of the store

uPlay has retarded geo IP features so links might not work correctly. I'm not sure what happened but until recently you could buy at least most EA/Origin games from uPlay DE.
Right now they are not showing up in the DE store. Whether that is a bug or intentional or whether the games do still show up in the UK or US store, I don't know, but here is the official announcement of third party uPlay titles. uPlay is not exclusive to Ubi games.

 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
104. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 18:12 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 17:48:
How many games on Origin are not from EA, how many on uPlay are not from Ubisoft?

Hint: None

None?

OK. You might want to get a clue before embarrassing yourself any further. Especially Origin has tons and tons of 3rd party games including indies, Kickstarters, everything (The Witcher 3, Wasteland 2, you name it... just hit the URL and get a clue).
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
91. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 17:15 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 13:25:
And imo it is extremely sad that to show what an open platform is, I actually have to point at STEAM nowadays.

What is really extremely sad is how extremely wrong you are Wink . What exactly is "open" about a Steamworks title that absolutely 100% requires Steam to run? Where is the choice? There are literally hundreds of Steamworks games on Steam.

Also, Valve's own catalog is 100% exclusive to Steam. You can buy EA, Ubi or Activision (just to name a few of the biggies) games on a large variety of platforms from GOG to uPlay to Steam. But Valve are keeping their games Steam exclusive. The only other bigger publisher who is doing this is Blizzard who are keeping their games Battle.net exclusive. Everyone else is way more open and giving people more of a choice where to obtain games.

So, saying that Steam or Valve are particularly "open" or about choice is simply blatantly factually incorrect.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
26. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 11:39 CJ_Parker
 
Sweeney is almost completely right. Only a matter of time until MS shuts the gates behind everyone (maybe when Win 10 adoption has reached 90% or so?). It won't be tomorrow, next month or even next year but give it a couple of years and then the hammer will drop.

I disagree with him only in that MS will intentionally fuck with Steam. Why bother?
What they will probably do instead is set a date like Dec 31, 2018 and by that date every new (updated) app needs to be a UWP app and everything that gets installed to a Windows 10 PC needs to go through the Windows store and adhere to Microsoft's Win 10 publishing guidelines.
There will probably be a virtualization kind of compatibility sandbox for older shit but every new app/game will be under Microshit's total control.

Anyone who thinks they are worried about a backlash or shitstorm from gamers is delusional. This ain't Shitbox vs. Playstation. Those fuckers got the DirectX monopoly so it's not like gamers have much of a choice. Besides, MS has done some extremely ruthless things without user consent with regard to the Win 10 free upgrade so it would be a grave mistake to underestimate their ability and willingness to force shit on people.

The writing is on the wall if you take a closer look at Windows 10 and some of its features. The walled garden is in its early stages but it is coming.
It is also interesting how MS basically attributes a value of zero to PC games since you get a free copy if you buy the Shitbox version of some games.
They don't give a fuck about PC gamers except locking them down inside their Shitbox and UWP store world. It is only a matter of time until Steam et al will be forced to follow Microsoft's publishing guidelines on Windows 10.

It is incredibly naive to downplay or ignore these blatant issues. There is a reason why Win 10 is/was free and why they brute-forced the upgrade. The wind of change... it smells of Microsoft feces.
 
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