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News Comments > Three Unannounced CAPCOM Games Coming
10. Re: Three Unannounced CAPCOM Games Coming May 10, 2016, 19:12 bigspender
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 14:23:
Wetworks wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:24:
If they did simple stuff like pull the camera back, give us fov options and focus more on smoothing the shooting and controls it could be fun.

Most of that is a design choice, though. Pulling the camera back and giving FOV options makes the game far less claustrophobic. Making shooting easier makes you less vulnerable.

I'm not saying these are good choices - I hate the RE games. But those choices are less "we're too lazy" and more "this is exactly what we want."

And a bit of "we don't know what we are doing" as well I think. Because from the camera, to the controls, the way the character moved etc Was all set up for a survival shooter game, but it was much more of an action game, and the result was an action game with bad controls.

It had some cool parts in it for sure, but it was difficult to enjoy with all of the frustrating things they had.

IIRC it had built in FOV, but you couldn't even get into the options screen until after you finished playing the 15+ minute or so tutorial level, and watch a bunch of unskippable cutscenes, FAIL.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews May 10, 2016, 19:05 bigspender
 
After using an Ergodox keyboard for a few months now, I can highly recommend any keyboard that has the keys staggered vertically instead of horizontally.

After about 4 hours of Typing of the Dead: Overkill I was pretty comfortable with the staggered keys. It took me around a week or so get back to my normal typing speed, and now I type around 10wpm faster and with much more accuracy.

And of course I no longer feel like a clapping seal when I'm using a keyboard since it's easy to put each 1/2 of the keyboard exactly where it's comfortable.

Even something like a Truely Ergonomic 227/229 seems like a great keyboard if you type all day.
 
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News Comments > SEUM- Speedrunners From Hell Announced
1. Re: SEUM- Speedrunners From Hell Announced May 10, 2016, 18:48 bigspender
 
The strafe jumping looks the SEUM as old school games.......(sorry)  
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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
46. Re: DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan May 9, 2016, 18:49 bigspender
 
ItBurn wrote on May 9, 2016, 11:13:
The game doesn't look like doom. He's fighting aliens in a clean space station, not demons in a dirty mars facility.

This! It's mass effect / halo with a Disney influence on the 3D models.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance May 9, 2016, 02:26 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2016, 19:28:
Good news on the brain cancer front. Still gonna use a headset for my calls tho. Safer, and more comfortable.

This. Being on the safe side in this case is even more comfortable then why not.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
4. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 9, 2016, 01:18 bigspender
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 8, 2016, 20:06:
bigspender wrote on May 8, 2016, 18:42:
The last 10 years or so of technology hasn't really done much to improve the peoples lifestyles, not the mainstream technology anyway. Most devices are just portals into their own stores.

When mobile/cell phones became popular, it let everyone stay in contact, improving communication, but what have smart phones done? Allowed people to update their twitter accounts?

Seems like humans are the limiting factor now to how much technology helps us.

We have now access to the internet everywhere though, and the internet does not just mean twitter and facebook

In fact I see it totally opposite, to me smart-phones were always totally pointless, I don't want to be callable everywhere every time someone else thinks he might want to call me. Now that I have a tablet I also the extra feature that if someone steals it I can sic the police on their asses thanks to recovery tracking.

So there are a few uses for internet access independent of your location

Yeah I guess you're right, it has its uses. Just like anything I guess, it can be used for good things, or just pure indulgence and procrastination.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2016, 23:58 bigspender
 
Phasenoise wrote on May 8, 2016, 21:39:
Claycat DOOM is amazing.

We've seen a few wool theme games, I wonder if someone will write a shader to give games a clay look.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2016, 18:46 bigspender
 
Dark Souls 3, still at the #1 spot. No wonder I keep getting invaded!

No surprises, it's best of the series. DS1 had some of the best level design I think, but it had some very frustrating things that made playing with friends very hard (no filtering, and you couldn't teleport to bonfires until late in the game, so you'd have to fight your way back and forth to keep up with friends).

 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 8, 2016, 18:42 bigspender
 
The last 10 years or so of technology hasn't really done much to improve the peoples lifestyles, not the mainstream technology anyway. Most devices are just portals into their own stores.

When mobile/cell phones became popular, it let everyone stay in contact, improving communication, but what have smart phones done? Allowed people to update their twitter accounts?

Seems like humans are the limiting factor now to how much technology helps us.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2016, 01:40 bigspender
 
Beamer wrote on May 6, 2016, 20:16:
bigspender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:59:
Beamer wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:45:
bigspender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:36:
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:39:
The eggs he ate have the equivalent cholesterol of two Burger King whoppers per egg, or measured in terms of lifespan reduction, he's just smoked 4 cigarettes per egg. This is what causes heart attack and stroke, the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the brain and heart, eventually narrowing so much that blood doesn't flow to critical areas. Even when the arteries are slightly narrowed, a bit of blood flow can rip off the cholesterol plaque from the side of the artery, causing a blood clot which again would stop the blood flow to a critical area. Skinny or not, this process will happen, as long as the cholesterol laden foods keep being eaten.

completely and utterly retarded... so wrong on so many levels

im done

Oh really?

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/causes
A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside of the coronary arteries.


Do you ever wonder why Atkins (the guy that invented the no carbs, lots of meat and fat diet) had a history of cardiovascular disease, had a heart attack and died as a result of hitting his dead during the heart attack. This happens to everyone on this type of diet, eventually.

Cardiovascular disease is completely optional. Read: Preventing Heart Disease by Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn.

You went from "eggs are like smoking 4 cigarettes" to "CHD is caused by plaque" and "lots of meat and fat are bad for you."

Increasingly, science is proving that "eggs cause heart attacks" is incorrect and bad science. Nothing you've said contradicts this, even if absolutely, positively correct.


I mentioned eggs, meat, and fat because they are all sources of cholesterol. Smoking also causes atherosclerosis, so eggs and cigarettes can be roughly compared in terms of how much they coat the arteries.

Why do you think it is illegal for the US egg board to advertise eggs using the words "healthy" and "nutritious"

Like I said, read the books, because no matter what I seem to say someone will pick it apart, I'd rather you guys get the information first hand, where it's explained in more than two sentences by a professional. I'm mearly trying to generate interest in actual science that hasn't been influenced by the sponsor.

Except the Egg Board calls eggs these things non-stop on their site.

Sorry, your science is bunk. The rest of the books may be good, but your campaign against eggs here is just ill-advised. It's based off of 1980s understanding of nutrition, back in the days when we had a food pyramid and feared fat.

Your Dr. Greger cites a 2001 study that eggs are bad. [Here's a 2006 study contradicting it.](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16340654)

Dr. Greger likes to point out all the ad money paying for pro-egg studies. But Dr. Greger is very anti anything from animals. Hmm, let's look at who pays his salary... The Humane Society. Interesting. Seems like some of the arguments he makes could apply to him, no?


Usually fad diets, and your advocacy here comes across as fad-ish as most other diets, work not because the nutrition is perfect but because people are finally paying attention to what they're eating and doing something to keep most of the processed garbage out, as well as going more balanced and moderating most ingredients. To say eating one egg is the equivalent of smoking 4 cigarettes is... really, really strange. Eating the occasional steak won't kill you. Eating an egg breakfast when out for brunch on Sunday won't shorten your lifespan. Avoiding this stuff like the plague is insanity - life is too short, anyway. Lentils are great, and are the primary source of protein in many of my meals, but swapping every time you'd eat eggs for lentils 100% of the time isn't going to make you live to 100.

Yet Dr. Greger's and Dr. Esselstyns are the only diets that prevent and reverse the #1 killer (infact the top 15 or so). That is the only criteria you need
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Title Revealed?
38. Re: Morning Mobilization May 6, 2016, 20:02 bigspender
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 6, 2016, 18:02:
Slick wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:46:
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:22:
yeh trench warfare is about the most boring shit there is

I re-watched the trailer a few times, I won't lie, and at no point did any of that look like "yawn, boring trench warfare". I think there was a trench on-screen for a total of about 1.5 seconds...

Not to mention that implying WWI == Trench Warfare shows a fairly limited knowledge of the war. The trenches and no-man's land are the enduring images of the Western Front, and different armies adapted tactically at different rates, but by wars end, they had certainly figured out that mass infantry charges against entrenched positions and machine gun/artillery fire doesn't work. The operative words when discussing WWI, particularly from the end of 1915 on, shouldn't be "no man's land", but "infiltration" and "stormtroopers".

They would attempt to penetrate enemy weak points to bypass and isolate heavily defended positions in the front line. Infantrymen with heavier weapons would then follow-up and have a great advantage when attacking the isolated enemy strong points. Other reinforcements would then enter these breaches, and the entire enemy line would shortly collapse. The attacks relied heavily on speed and surprise.

Yeah but really, when has a Battlefield game been realistic? It's merely a theme to give players a good reason to shoot each other in a fun way.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Teaser Trailer; Announcement Tomorrow
38. Re: Battlefield Teaser Trailer; Announcement Tomorrow May 6, 2016, 18:58 bigspender
 
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 07:27:
"The future of Battlefield is being revealed

pretty sure thats a hint

https://youtu.be/c7nRTF2SowQ doesn't look very futuristic.

Unless this is an xbox only game? *shrugs*
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 5 Title Revealed?
33. Re: Battlefield 5 Title Revealed? May 6, 2016, 18:48 bigspender
 
https://youtu.be/c7nRTF2SowQ

Battlefield 1....



I guess most of the kills will be from dysentery and cholera from living in the trenches?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 18:37 bigspender
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 18:31:
I apologize for not being able to find the actual article I read that convinced me, I usually try to have my sources in order before I say something. I'm always looking for the forefront of dietary science. I'll let you know if I find it.

Cool


Oh yeah I keep telling people to read books, yet I forget we live in the future where everything is on video LOL

He's not the most entertaining guy to listen to but it sums up the book pretty well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYTf0z_zVs0
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 18:25 bigspender
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 18:18:
I would only say that treating and preventing heart disease are not the same thing. The low-fat diet may be doing something to help after the fact, but it isn't stopping people from having heart attacks because it isn't eliminating anything that actually builds up in your body.

In the book it says, it completely reverses the atherosclerosis, even before they have a heart attack, preventing even the first attack. The arteries get opened up again as the plaque is cleared away.


I forgot to mention, couldn't agree more with you about statins. Terrible stuff.

Anyway I appreciate your skeptism, it's never a bad thing
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 18:09 bigspender
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 18:05:
The first thing a doctor does is put you on a cholesterol lowering drug when you get a heart attack or stroke, or at risk of one.

Yeah, and now they are finding that this is ABSOLUTELY WRONG. Those drugs (statins) are causing far more problems than they ever solved.


Ok then, so why is it that when people lower their cholesterol, their atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke rates go away? As per the Dr. Esselstyn book.

He's completely reversed their atherosclerosis by putting them on a low cholesterol/fat/oil diet in very short periods of time.



I have a feeling the people that are saying that it's ABSOLUTELY WRONG have their eggs in the egg industry basket.



Edit: just saw the study you linked - they're talking about supplements. I have no doubt that supplementation would increase issues. Most supplements either don't work, or cause problems. I'm with you on that one for 100%!

But I don't think this applies to the majority of the people dying every 8 seconds from heart disease.


EDIT 2: derp. I just saw the part where you mentioned ignore the supplements.

Yes I would also believe excess dairy would go a long way to causing plaque build up, it's got the double whammy, high fat high cholesterol and excess calcium.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 18:01 bigspender
 
descender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:50:
Arterial buildup is generally a result of excess calcium intake, it literally "calcifies" in your arteries which is what hardens them. It has nothing to do with "cholesterol" or your 1950's junk science.

It's not junk science. The first thing a doctor does is put you on a cholesterol lowering drug when you get a heart attack or stroke, or at risk of one.

They don't put you on a calcium lowering drug.


1950s doesn't mean jack either, I'm pretty sure most of the world is running on 1950's nuclear junk science too


No mention of calcium here https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/atherosclerosis/causes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 17:59 bigspender
 
Beamer wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:45:
bigspender wrote on May 6, 2016, 17:36:
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:39:
The eggs he ate have the equivalent cholesterol of two Burger King whoppers per egg, or measured in terms of lifespan reduction, he's just smoked 4 cigarettes per egg. This is what causes heart attack and stroke, the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the brain and heart, eventually narrowing so much that blood doesn't flow to critical areas. Even when the arteries are slightly narrowed, a bit of blood flow can rip off the cholesterol plaque from the side of the artery, causing a blood clot which again would stop the blood flow to a critical area. Skinny or not, this process will happen, as long as the cholesterol laden foods keep being eaten.

completely and utterly retarded... so wrong on so many levels

im done

Oh really?

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/causes
A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside of the coronary arteries.


Do you ever wonder why Atkins (the guy that invented the no carbs, lots of meat and fat diet) had a history of cardiovascular disease, had a heart attack and died as a result of hitting his dead during the heart attack. This happens to everyone on this type of diet, eventually.

Cardiovascular disease is completely optional. Read: Preventing Heart Disease by Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn.

You went from "eggs are like smoking 4 cigarettes" to "CHD is caused by plaque" and "lots of meat and fat are bad for you."

Increasingly, science is proving that "eggs cause heart attacks" is incorrect and bad science. Nothing you've said contradicts this, even if absolutely, positively correct.


I mentioned eggs, meat, and fat because they are all sources of cholesterol. Smoking also causes atherosclerosis, so eggs and cigarettes can be roughly compared in terms of how much they coat the arteries.

Why do you think it is illegal for the US egg board to advertise eggs using the words "healthy" and "nutritious"

Like I said, read the books, because no matter what I seem to say someone will pick it apart, I'd rather you guys get the information first hand, where it's explained in more than two sentences by a professional. I'm mearly trying to generate interest in actual science that hasn't been influenced by the sponsor.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 17:36 bigspender
 
rudra wrote on May 6, 2016, 11:39:
The eggs he ate have the equivalent cholesterol of two Burger King whoppers per egg, or measured in terms of lifespan reduction, he's just smoked 4 cigarettes per egg. This is what causes heart attack and stroke, the narrowing of arteries that supply blood to the brain and heart, eventually narrowing so much that blood doesn't flow to critical areas. Even when the arteries are slightly narrowed, a bit of blood flow can rip off the cholesterol plaque from the side of the artery, causing a blood clot which again would stop the blood flow to a critical area. Skinny or not, this process will happen, as long as the cholesterol laden foods keep being eaten.

completely and utterly retarded... so wrong on so many levels

im done

Oh really?

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack/causes
A heart attack happens if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can't get oxygen. Most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside of the coronary arteries.


Do you ever wonder why Atkins (the guy that invented the no carbs, lots of meat and fat diet) had a history of cardiovascular disease, had a heart attack and died as a result of hitting his dead during the heart attack. This happens to everyone on this type of diet, eventually.

Cardiovascular disease is completely optional. Read: Preventing Heart Disease by Dr. Cadwell Esselstyn.

This comment was edited on May 6, 2016, 17:43.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2016, 17:34 bigspender
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 6, 2016, 09:07:
bigspender wrote on May 5, 2016, 23:38:
with a chance that gases uses to inflate your colon for visibility will ignite.....

Carbon Dioxide is non-flammable. This and similar safe gases are used for inflation.
Please don't spread obvious bullshit in your scare campaign.
Reason #7 Why no one should get medical advice from a gaming forum.

Ever light your farts;
Colonic gas explosion is something totally different and is rare, it's caused by an accumulation of natural "bodily produced" colonic combustible gases at potentially explosive concentrations due to poor colon preparation.

That's why doctors frequently send people home to cleanse again, well that and the fact that you can't really do surgery and see what you're looking at if your line of sight is obstructed by feces.

Sorry yeah, that's what I meant, and that's why I make such an effort for people to read the books I've listed, I'm regurgitating it as best as I can, but I'll get it wrong when I'm just typing full speed ahead.

My point was the result is an exploding colon I was hoping that it would more of an entertaining fact to get people interested in reading the books rather than a scare campaign.

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