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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Free DLC
10. No subject Jun 10, 2016, 01:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 16:40:
I wish this game had some of the graphical polish and charm that Simcity traditionally had. The overall execution was great, but it always felt like one of those budget simulator titles, albeit a really good budget simulator.

I thought Cities was way overrated for what it was. They really rode the coattails of the debacle that was Simcity 5.

Considering that it's their first game? I'd say they did pretty well. Comparing it against the SimmCity games, especially 5, they did a great job. All it'll take is them learning from it. The most successful way to do things in a lot of areas is look at what someone has done where people were expecting great things, and when it falls slat on it's face show them your version and start building a fan base from there. Looks like they learned that one without a problem.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 in November
27. No subject Jun 9, 2016, 02:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 22:21:


Also, I didn't think Aiden Pierce was a bad protagonist.

He wasn't but the writing didn't help at all and made the character seem too flat.

Anyway, check the tags on steam. My favorite so far? Dating Sim and Anime.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. No subject Jun 8, 2016, 10:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Blue wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 09:55:
Yeah, I see no rash, but I have had the fever, chills, headache, fatigue, and muscle and joint aches. Probably nothing, but better safe than sorry.

The problem is that not all the signs can be an indicator. You can have lyme disease for years before anything even begins to show up, the whole "it doesn't show up for a long time after" is very similar to the whole chickenpox/shingles response. Get the first in childhood, get the latter when you're old.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
40. No subject Jun 5, 2016, 05:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2016, 17:23:
Nice summary, thanks.

Any compatibility issues so far?

The only real compatibility issues so far are the same ones that existed in Win8. Mainly relating to audio driver changes or programs that fail to adhere to the newer forms of security protection within the OS itself. Many of the audio driver issues can be "fixed" by disabling all audio devices, then re-enabling them after the program runs. Programs though? If they don't adhere to the newer security protections, and behave properly to kernel panics will be a pain in the ass. But Win10 has a built in VM software, so you can install WinXP/7 and run everything from within that.

If on the other hand, you're a programmer by trade stuff like fast ring updates can be very useful so you can see if MS is going to break stuff. Other things: Windows memory management is different from Win7, which means that apps start quicker because windows keeps a memory cache(kind of like virtual hdd memory) that's always loaded into memory. Usually uses around 1-2GB which is trivial, but makes for a huge difference performance wise. Depending on the programs you're also using, you'll find that windows 10 uses less memory anywhere between 5-10% less, sometimes as much as 20% less memory because it doesn't have to load extra dll's into memory.

Sadly, I'm still waiting the day MS pushes an update and nukes win10 installs. It's going to happen, but overall patch quality has improved since they automatically install all updates now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
34. No subject Jun 4, 2016, 06:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2016, 03:52:
I wonder if the nagware treats business versions of Windows differently from home versions.

Yep. Though you're still locked into automatic updates, and driver installs. It's easier and you can set better policies. Personally I've been running win10 since it became available out of beta and haven't had any problems with it. What surprises me more then anything is just how well it's been running especially after multiple in-place upgrades. Win7x64 to Win8x64 to Win10x64, though it's starting to show a few problems now and then that I can't track down. So a wipe and reinstall is getting close, probably after I finish Blood and Wine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. No subject Jun 3, 2016, 13:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 12:25:
Any reason to stay on Win 7?

Not really, and you can block all the crap using spybot anti-beacon, W10Privacy or use this guide. Overall between Win7 and Win10 the latter is the better of the two. Once they get the shit shaken out with vulkan there won't be any reason to keep windows either. You can also set your own security policy and so on, I recommend blocking the "automatically install drivers" BS, since that's just stupid. And update wise there hasn't been problems, but you can build a policy for just critical updates only. Plenty of guides for it.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Expands Gender Options
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2016, 23:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 2, 2016, 22:28:
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 2, 2016, 22:20:
What about those who identify as Fridgekin?
I have no idea what you are talking about, and I am glad.

Too bad, I identify as an attack helicopter. I demand fueling and rearming facilities!
 
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News Comments > Free GOG.com Copies of Some Steam Games
31. No subject Jun 1, 2016, 23:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 16:15:
So can someone explain to me exactly why steam is this evil devil of software?

I've never had an issue.. ever.

so what's the beef?

Steam is great...as long as you don't mind not having tech support. Or it being in russian, or them not actually responding to your requests. And the paid mods thing they tried, but otherwise it's still great.
 
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News Comments > Dead Island Definitive Collection Released
1. No subject May 31, 2016, 23:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Previous owners can get the upgrade for $3 FYI.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. No subject May 31, 2016, 13:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on May 27, 2016, 08:36:
The mere existence of an opinion is not. A judge recuses himself from making a judgement in a conflict of interest, nothing to do with giving an opinion on something.

How little you know about how someone sees something in their own value set. You did watch his video right? You do know why he said that right? No? Go watch the video and come back, then you'll get why I made the statement as I did.
 
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News Comments > Witcher III: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Released
14. No subject May 31, 2016, 13:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
JayDeath wrote on May 31, 2016, 12:27:
The problem with the DLC and blood and Wine is that the game suggests that you only start B And W with at least a level 34 character. Do I bother even trying with my level 31 character or do I have to grind out 3 more levels before attempting Blood and Wine? Would dropping the game difficulty help? Anyone else having this issue?

Nah you can start at 31. Some of the stuff might be a bit more difficult but it shouldn't be too bad. If the game it too hard, just drop the difficulty and go on your way. I've been able to start stuff 3-4 levels lower then what it recommends and have been playing on deathmarch. The only problem I've found on that level is if you get more then a couple of enemies and you make a mistake you'll quickly eat the dirt. Drop the difficult though? No problems.

Anyway, 5hrs or so in last night and it's quite good. Music is great, just started the witcher master path stuff and quit for the evening.

Stability wise? Rock solid. Occasional frame hitch but nothing really severe, biggest problem? All my keybindings were reset.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. No subject May 27, 2016, 08:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 22, 2016, 08:33:
He can't review a movie because he had an opinion of the trailer? That's an utter load of nonsense. Again, you don't have a clue what concepts like bias or objectivity mean.

Yes you see some people have this thing called "integrity" and when they believe that their personal integrity is compromised by something, they will recuse themselves because they believe that they're unable to review something without said biases effecting and affecting their statements.

You're doing a very fine job of showing that you're ignorant on how the world actually works.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. No subject May 22, 2016, 07:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 21, 2016, 09:49:

Meritocracy? He wasn't going to review it. Reviewing bad stuff is literally the AVGN characters's entire reason to exist yet this - a movie he hasn't even seen - is going too far. Where's the equality? Even by your argument, James Rolfe was being sexist, you just didn't notice because you are sexist too - something you have repeatedly demonstrated.

I commented that "Ghostbusters looks rubbish therefore criticism is never sexist" is moronic with exactly this in mind. Sometimes, people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous.

You're right he wasn't going to review it. He even came out and said he wasn't going to review it because the trailer was so bad, and the movie looked so bad based on that, that he believed in no way he'd be able to review it objectively. Did you even watch his statement as to why he wouldn't review it? Did you catch the part where he said "maybe I'm wrong, and it'll be a great movie." I guess not. Sounds to me you're doing some pretty good listen and believing.

But no, not by my argument was he being sexist. The "merit in that" is he knows he can't be objectively unbiased because the trailers have tainted his view of the movie. Of course, the tired old "but you're a sexist" BS, because you can't figure out that some people have objective standards and know when they can't do something in an unbiased manner says a lot.

That you trotted out the "but you're a sexist too" says that you believe in the WAW effect, far more then anything. Funny that. But no, "people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous" simply says you're a bigot.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. No subject May 21, 2016, 06:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 21, 2016, 00:59:
Ok, MA. Let's ignore that few of what you linked to there says anything about sexism.

Let's look at your history on Blues. Anything that involves women tends to get you, well, angrily posting. Anything at all. If women are mentioned, particularly in a "women get the lesser end of this" context, you get angry.

Do you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, you're a bit sexist in what you care about and how you react?

Honest question. You are extremely involved in gender issues, and always take the "women need to shut up" angle.

Assumptions are always a good way to make you look like an ass, doing a pretty bang up job at it so far. Especially the suggestion that I get angry, if I was actually angry you'd know. If anything, I find that more amusing then anything. Perhaps you're so invested in this you find "anger in it" because someone holds a contrary viewpoint. But it's always good to see that someone brings out the "you're a sexist, because reasons" angle.

But no, I'm not extremely involved in gender issues and don't take the "women need to shut up" angle. Rather I take a "you want equality, you can play by the same rules as everyone else" angle. That means merit rules the day, but sadly in this day and age the usual response to that is meritocracy is sexist/racist/homophobic because reasons. Unfortunately or fortunately you seem to take the "WAW effect" to the extremes, and that is a fine example of sexism. Then again, I did too...~15 years or so ago, then I figured out that all that really matters is results.

But let's roll back to all of those articles floating around shall we? How do you reconcile 22+ articles all attacking a reviewer and fans of the movies as sexist because they believe that the trailer is a steaming pile of garbage. Why do you support such blatant sexism?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2016, 23:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Spaceherpes wrote on May 20, 2016, 19:52:
You know, it would be amazing if one day we could talk about something without it immediately becoming: "You're a SJW!" and "Oh, yeah, you're a misogynist." Sprinkle in various sentence enhancers for flavor.

Sure. You let me know when the media turns around and stops trotting out the "you're a sexist if you don't want to watch xyzthing" and we'll get right on that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. No subject May 20, 2016, 12:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Yep there it is. "If you don't do what we say, and don't think what we tell you. It's all your fault, you sexist, misogynist pigs." Courtesy of feminists who keep saying it's all about equality.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II Revealed
5. No subject May 17, 2016, 11:34 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on May 17, 2016, 11:10:
I really hate the Adra Dragon below Caed Nua though, Holy Shit man - can't figure out how to defeat her by combat.

Only on my first play through have I done that, took more luck then anything else. And having a solid tank is a must also if you're able pick off the other minions. Then summon everything you can and keep summoning them. Use a cipher to debuff the dragon as well, from that point on it gets easier, but a single bad roll? You're shit outta luck.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Sales Record
3. No subject May 10, 2016, 10:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Game is great. Sadly there are some professional reviewers with a stick up their ass over it and review bombing it(see IGN's Rowan Kaiser and his immense butthurt over TB) along with the general pro-reviewer butthurt of being replaced by steam reviewers. And then there's the actual reviews from people who play the game and love it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
39. No subject May 10, 2016, 10:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 10, 2016, 10:03:
What do you think linking to that proves? It was her discussing her old business. As a 23 year old.

Also, you linked to Sargon, which I suppose makes sense. Similar to you, he's constantly outraged over things he blows out of proportion and does not understand.

You mean besides "a teleseminar success story" aka evangelicalism for the stupid people?

Boy oh boy, you sure do have a bug up your ass over it though(and sargon). Especially since that was just the first search result, well I suppose I can understand you being upset...especially when someone shows you something that proves their point. You did want proof after all.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. No subject May 10, 2016, 09:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:07:
Do you realise you just said that literally every woman in existence takes criticism as harassment? You definitely meant all women, right? That's how language works, right?

The only time I've seen you care about women was when rape porn was being criticised and you were ever so keen to point to how it provides employment for women. Just one reason why I think it is likely that you are the sort of gamer that those articles were talking about and your reaction isn't a persecution complex but guilt. (edit: ninja'd by SMA...)

Well I could run with that strawman, or you could realize that it was in the context of this discussion. And the topic in general, or I could always run with the you know I'm right in the context of this discussion so you're trying to redirect it to a wider scope of view.

Really? So, you're saying that you don't support the employment of women in whatever form of media that they want to work in. Why do you want to put women out of work? You know when you have to take leaps in logic like that to try and make a point, that actually would fall flat on it's face it says more about your own beliefs then mine. Especially since you don't seem to be able to dispute anything on the merit of the argument itself.

Seems to me you don't really understand much on this at all, if you did then you'd be more worried about totalitarian creep and people with a stick up their ass putting people out of work because something offends their sensibilities. Apparently your sensibilities as well. No my reaction is: If it doesn't harm actual people, I have no problem with it. And if someone is trying to put people out of work because it hurts their feelings because said stuff is legal, again I have a problem with that. If I had guilt over something like that, I likely wouldn't have made the comments in the first place. But it seems that there are plenty of moral authoritarians that would rather ban things, then ignore it because "reasons."

Makes me wonder exactly how many people are actually egalitarians sometimes. After all, I'll bet that your views would be suddenly reversed if this or any of the other comments were about men being in the same roles.

P.S. that was games.



Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:19:

Except identity politics. That's not allowed, eh?

Depends, are you trying to shove it down other peoples throat while screaming at the top of your lungs that people are racist/sexist/homophobic for not following what they tell you to follow? That is the MO of this shit going on these days.

If they're not, then I have no problem with them professing their viewpoint. You might not have noticed, but the moment that you disagree with those who are in deep love with identity politics, that's exactly what happens. You noticed that with the new ghostbusters trailer and the 10+ articles saying that people who don't like it are sexist.

What? You don't like BLM and say "all lives matter" well you're a racist. Just ignore those articles that tell you that, and you'd better fall in line too otherwise they'll contact your place of employment and try to get you fired.

Beamer wrote on May 9, 2016, 09:05:
If this is factual, and supported by her own words, I'm sure you can throw in some easy citations.

What, you mean like this? Or do you want the one where she refuses to offer sources for the stuff she promotes even though she wants it used as an educational tool.


Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 10, 2016, 01:56:
Again, to review, Mashiki: A) gets angry and defensive when rape as masturbatory entertainment is attacked, B) makes resentful, negative generalizations about women, and C) loudly supports a group of which at least some subset has engaged in pretty disgusting and uncalled for harassment of women. You can draw what conclusions you want from that, but if you missed the thread in which A occurred, then B and C might have less salience than otherwise justified, which is the whole reason I brought it up.

No, I get defensive when someone elses artistic material is attacked, because they don't like it. With that, said defense also comes in to play when someone wants to ban something because it hurts their feelings. I don't make generalizations about women, then again if you're a bit on the dense side you would have missed the tounge-in-cheek of the comment, since you don't happen to realize the "criticism is harassment, donate to my hipsterwelfarelinkhere" bit that currently goes on. Or how much the media currently loves to fawn over the "omg I'm a women, plz halp." And I haven't "engaged in pretty disgusting and uncalled for harassment of women" though if I actually used my real name on the internet, I'd could be filing a libel suit against you.

After all, you've proven that the only way that you can debate with someone is to attack the persons character, not the beliefs that they profess. Which in the end means that I should pity you, since your own statements show you'll never really reach that far in life. Best of luck.

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