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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Takes Off
8. Re: DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Takes Off Aug 21, 2016, 03:11 bigspender
 
BTW for all of you Oculus or Vive users, I hear DCS is one the best VR experiences you can have.  
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News Comments > DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Takes Off
3. Re: hmm Aug 20, 2016, 20:56 bigspender
 
intermarer wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 17:33:
Now if only they'd make some content to actually use all the planes with. Sometimes that does not require 15+ years sim experience

There are several things you can enable to make DCS more like a game if you just want to enjoy the planes and action.

You can turn on game-mode physics, avionics, and turn on labels. Most of the planes also have a "auto start-up" key combo as well. And for these prop-planes you can also enable auto-rudder to combat the prop-torque and such to make take off easy.

I hear there is a WW2 Normandy map coming out soon too, to give all of the WW2 planes some context.


Personally I'm waiting for the F/A-18C to come out at the end of the year. It's more sci-fi than anything from any actual sci-fi game.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
61. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 20, 2016, 05:31 bigspender
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 02:54:
Quboid wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 15:09:

The business has changed, for the worse, but the nature of reviews - that they have always been subjective - and therefore critic scores (your original point, which Beamer correctly read) have always been effectively useless.

The nature of reviews indeed has always been subjective. I could even point out the nature of how they've gotten worse and moved from subjective to carrying a political/social agenda and reviewers bombing games because they don't fit into their tidy worldview of anyone who doesn't agree is a racist/sexist/etc. But effectively useless? No. If you find a reviewer that shares a similar PoV, chances are it's not useless to you.

If on the other hand you find a reviewer that's whining because there's some cleavage and that offends their sensibilities and they tank it on that. Or they whine that there's too much water and tank it on that, it's useless right from the start.

Cheers.

For anyone who is young though, the great crash of videogame mags in the 90's should be a interesting bit of history. Many of the things you're seeing now with reviewers happened in the past, including the paid shilling, non-paid shilling of a buddy-buddies game, the whining that xyz thing is sexist/racist so don't buy it. And here's the 15 reasons why you shouldn't buy it. This time, much like last time, there's a replacement. In the 90's those mags were pushed out by the fad known as the internet and gaming sites. This time, they're being displaced by youtubers as they continue to push their bullshit. And while new sites pop-up to replace those shitty ones, the marketshare for eyes decreases as people continue to look for new places mainly videos for reviews. Something they can create a podcast for and listen to the drive in the morning or when they're hitting the gym.

Anyway, it seems to me that it's more along the lines of spoilers. Since a lot of people complained about the boss fights, there really aren't any this time around. I suppose we'll see in what? 3 days? I didn't pay for my copy getting it as a gift from my sister, but hell I'm looking forward to it.

Elements of reviews are subjective sure. Such as how much you enjoy the game. But there are elements that are completely objective as well, and they tend to be important. Such as quality issues. If a game is crashing for everyone, or the graphics are bad then it doesn't really matter who is doing the review.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
60. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 20, 2016, 05:23 bigspender
 
ugh this looks so clunky.  
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Character & Weapon Customization
12. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Character & Weapon Customization Aug 18, 2016, 20:11 bigspender
 
Osc8r wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 19:03:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 10:48:
NamecaF wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 10:07:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 09:53:
Please don't suck.

I was really hoping this wouldnt suck too, but if this is anything to go by you can kiss that hope good bye.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWDQqI9JeIE

The guy is a bit of a whiner. He has some valid arguments but also a few that aren't. For example the whole 'bike/chair' thing. The guy is moving forward, switches to aimed 1st person view, is still moving while shooting. Hence why he's closer to the bike. We've been able to aim and move in games for how long now?

Have a look again, there is something odd going on - as soon as he switches to first person view he's like 5 metres closer to his target instantly.

Could be just some more ubi-editing.

I was interested in the game because of co-op, but yeah, the game looks nothing like the initial gameplay marketing bs.

Good old ubisoft still up to their old tricks.

There is something really cheap and weird about this game. I can't quite figure out what is, so I'm just going to say it's got a 'ubisoft quality' to it for now.

It's not what I'd expect from a Tom Clancy game. This is almost a party game.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Announced
26. Re: Metal Gear Survive Announced Aug 18, 2016, 08:25 bigspender
 
Numinar wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 02:10:
I got a bit bored of TPP before the end, but it seems crying out for co-op. Like an awesome arcade version of ARMA, some good tech there.

Absolutely. One person could be marking targets from afar another, covering with a silenced sniper rifle, and another person sneaking in....with a box

It'd be really fun.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Survive Announced
22. Re: Metal Gear Survive Announced Aug 17, 2016, 20:12 bigspender
 
If this plays like exactly MGSV but with co-op and zombies. I'm in (for the coop, not so much the zombies).

MGSV is a fantastic game. Although the first level goes a bit weird.

I don't mind that Kojima isn't involved. Hopefully that means most of the game will be gameplay and not cutscenes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Aug 15, 2016, 21:55 bigspender
 
Why would you take a grim, dark fantasy sci-fi game, and then make the graphics and animations cartoony?

faaaaaaaaark.
 
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News Comments > Nine Parchments Announced
1. Re: Nine Parchments Announced Aug 15, 2016, 21:53 bigspender
 
So is this basically just magicka but without the memes?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2016, 18:41 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 13:31:
bigspender wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 06:38:
I can recommend a fantastic book called Power Foods for the Mind by Dr. Neal Barnard, if anyone is interested in decreasing their Alzheimer's risk to almost nil (instead of 50%).

Drugs always have side effects, sometimes worse than the disease it self. Prevention is so much easier.

Links to studies supporting the good doctor's contention? Some examples of recommendations? I'll bet a lot of it is common sense: A lot more vegetables, a lot less red meat and alcohol.

Essentially, yes, eat well, exercise the brain, and do exercises that gets your blood flowing

But a good portion of the book goes to explaining how the mechanisms work, which I found interesting (and also helped me to make better food choices each meal, knowing what the effect was).


I'd happily quote the studies, but there are a few hundred references over 15 pages, and I'm too lazy to type out that many, even though I probably should because brain exercise apparently also helps prevent Alzheimer's

EDIT: you might be able to read the references at end of the book by looking it up in an Amazon preview.

This comment was edited on Aug 16, 2016, 05:06.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2016, 06:38 bigspender
 
I can recommend a fantastic book called Power Foods for the Mind by Dr. Neal Barnard, if anyone is interested in decreasing their Alzheimer's risk to almost nil (instead of 50%).

Drugs always have side effects, sometimes worse than the disease it self. Prevention is so much easier.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more. Aug 14, 2016, 00:04 bigspender
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 12:05:
See, I always told you fuckers I'm a fucking genius you twats!!11

LOL

I'd say keeping this quiet on a secret even gives the whole Hodor thing a run for it's money.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2016, 19:00 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 03:59:
bigspender wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 03:37:
And even if it's not many states have hoax bomb scare laws. So I'm fairly confident the arrest would have happened regardless of the kids background. After all, the majority of the school massacres are done by white kids.


Please. If a white kid had brought in the exact same device and said it was a clock, he would have been taken at face value. No bomb accusations, no cops, no arrest, no lawsuit.

If Santa Claus himself brought a device which looks like 'every single Hollywood movie bomb ever' to school he would get arrested.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2016, 03:37 bigspender
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 17:32:
bigspender wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 16:27:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 15:39:
“Clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed sues Irving schools, police for wrongful arrest.

I feel this family baited the cops, and they totally fell for it. LOL.

A lot of people feel this way. I saw an analysis of it when it was big news, and it looks like it was a set up to get attention and money.

It also goes a long way to point out a double standard that's beginning to develop thanks to SJWs.

What would have happened if this was a kid with a western background? The public would just have called him an idiot for bringing something that looks exactly like a suitcase explosive to school. End of story.

But in a regressive leftist mind "these people" need protection, they don't know any better. They are special and need to be encouraged to simply perform to the baseline societal standard. It's disgusting that leftists think so little of anyone with a non western background that they treat them like delicate flowers. And if you don't agree you're immediately labeled a racist.

So a kid with a Western background just gets called an idiot. A kid with a Middle-Eastern background gets arrested.

Damn those people who think that equality for all people needs protecting. They're definitely the problem here.

(To be fair, it was an extremely dumb thing for anyone to do and a Western kid getting arrested wouldn't be impossible - but I think less likely.)

Sorry I didn't make it very clear. I meant to say that a white kid would have been arrested as well, except the public reaction wouldn't have been the same. They would have just called the kid an idiot, and we wouldn't hear about it again. But because he's not a white kid, we have a lot of people carrying on about injustice and racial profiling.

There's no way anyone without a background in electronics would be able to 100% determine whether this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/Ahmed_Mohamed_Clock_by_Irving_PD.jpg is or isn't a bomb. Calling the police was a smart move. The thing had a timer and was beeping and what not in the class.

And even if it's not many states have hoax bomb scare laws. So I'm fairly confident the arrest would have happened regardless of the kids background. After all, the majority of the school massacres are done by white kids.

It's the publics response I'm annoyed at really.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2016, 16:34 bigspender
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 15:52:
People falling all over themselves to praise "clock boy" for "making a clock" was the most pathetic form of pandering I've yet to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csa-IyJG-A

STFU "clock boy"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqJ8fMJVmh4

Jay gives us a tour of the Shotwell, designed by 17-year old Bob Shotwell in 1931 who once took it on a 150,000-mile road trip.

Now that guy was a prodigy genius.

Taking a plastic case off an alarm clock doesn't impress you? LOL. Me neither
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2016, 16:27 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 15:39:
“Clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed sues Irving schools, police for wrongful arrest.

I feel this family baited the cops, and they totally fell for it. LOL.

A lot of people feel this way. I saw an analysis of it when it was big news, and it looks like it was a set up to get attention and money.

It also goes a long way to point out a double standard that's beginning to develop thanks to SJWs.

What would have happened if this was a kid with a western background? The public would just have called him an idiot for bringing something that looks exactly like a suitcase explosive to school. End of story.

But in a regressive leftist mind "these people" need protection, they don't know any better. They are special and need to be encouraged to simply perform to the baseline societal standard. It's disgusting that leftists think so little of anyone with a non western background that they treat them like delicate flowers. And if you don't agree you're immediately labeled a racist.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Weapons Trailer
14. Re: Battlefield 1 Weapons Trailer Aug 7, 2016, 05:06 bigspender
 
Hump wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 18:46:
what could be better than beating some motherfucker to death with a spiked club?

Beating two motherfuckers to death with a spiked club? lol
 
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News Comments > DOOM: Unto the Evil Released
9. Re: DOOM: Unto the Evil Released Aug 4, 2016, 22:38 bigspender
 
I just can't get over the Halo look.  
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News Comments > Prey Trailers
5. Re: Prey Trailers Aug 4, 2016, 22:36 bigspender
 
runnerct32 wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 19:42:
sorry but the original Prey and the preview of Prey 2 look a lot better than this

Agreed. Prey 2 had something way more interesting.
https://youtu.be/jfHCZAK7p-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPkHZfjK5z4
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Room-Scale VR Coming
2. Re: Oculus Rift Room-Scale VR Coming Jul 26, 2016, 21:34 bigspender
 
VR has been coming so long I'm starting to think the developers are practicing tantra.  
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