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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta
26. No subject Mar 23, 2017, 01:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dentorro wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 11:02:
Why give 30% of your money to Valve if you can get it al for yourself? I can see more publishers in the future go their own route so they earn more.

For publishers it's a 2:1 thing. If you sell through valves storefront, they get 30% which is very low compared to most other digital storefonts. Most of them are between 40-50% of each sale. If you sell the game yourself(via your store, B&M, etc) but use steam as a distribution platform? Steam takes no money at all from the sale. Origin is 38% FYI. But Origin has customer service that's plain amazing. You could be waiting 2 weeks later for a CS response from valve in russian. And wait less then 10 minutes for one from Origin.

Hell, twice I've had problems with ME2 and ME3 breaking in Origin after a beta client update. And got the DLC free for my trouble, with a CS rep apologizing but thanking me for testing.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
107. No subject Mar 21, 2017, 07:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 05:47:

Most of them are there to cover up loading screens for ambiance, but mostly they get tedious after your first few fly-bys.
Now that's annoying alright, likely if people complain enough they will. Thanks for the heads up though.

If I remember right in ME2/3 they used bik movie files for a lot of that stuff. You could cut those down by making a smaller one of your choosing or replacing it. The ME3 happy ending and ME3 expanded mod to both to speed up transitioning between areas of the galaxy.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
101. No subject Mar 21, 2017, 05:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 03:24:

The only negative I really have had is ship travel is tedious. I'm hoping as time goes on, Bioware will add an option to speed it up, even at the cost of loading screen increase.


Explain that one out a bit if you don't mind. Otherwise I'm not feeling bad about getting this from GMG for $45.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
88. No subject Mar 20, 2017, 22:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 22:10:
They could even let the player choose a race. Another idea would be starting out as ice haulers or haulers of whatever like The Expanse, and get caught up in some conspiracy between "Nu-Citadel" and other system powers.
Good idea actually. The only problem is bioware(and EA) likes to take the easy path in story creation instead of something like that. Big companies(especially publicly traded) don't like taking risks for obvious reasons, they're accountable to their shareholders.

Though freelancer is a good example of what you're talking about. And with a lot of the mods out there you can make that into the scenario you want pretty easily.
 
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News Comments > etc.
39. No subject Mar 20, 2017, 22:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 00:18:
I have no clue what your point is. JonTron made disgusting comments.

I also don't know why you're so angry at a woman who worked at a studio they outsourced to. I mean, she got singled out... because she's a woman! She doesn't work for Bioware, and the errors and issues seem to be coding ones (e.g., technical artists), and regardless, looking at the ME:A credits, at least a dozen people would have touched the work she did before consumers saw it.

But sure, let's keep saying it's her fault. I'm ignoring you. Every post by you is the same thing, always so angry at women.

And yet in that entire rant, you still haven't figured it out. Go on, ask. I'll even explain it using very small words for you.

Perhaps you should just spend a bit more time outside of your bubble, when you do you'll figure out why you were the one who threw the first hissyfit and didn't like the response. But are happy to make wild and baseless assumptions, which are most likely projection.

NewMaxx wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 09:15:

It was another case of misogyny/bullying in gaming related to the perceived ineptitude of the target (Raymond was accused of being chosen for her looks rather than talent). It's relevant to the discussion. As far as my saying "look it up" - my point was that it's very difficult to find, now, largely due to backlash from Ubisoft and others. For the record the target here is actually sufficiently talented according to a source/friend who posted over at [H].

So which is it? They worked and did this or didn't? Is bioware right in saying they didn't, or are they right when they plastered it all over social media that they were the lead facial animator for the game? Is bioware trying to cover or are they lying? The entire thing is a mess, but again if "7-20 people is misogyny" then you're making a literal mountain out of a molehill. But that also didn't stop the press from lying, especially when they decided to say that peoples comments like Maragret Maclennon's is hate-filled either.

Sorry, the gaming press is lying again. And they're lying for precious clicks. The worst offenders are the same sites which have lost 40-80% of their eyeball traffic in the last couple of years as constant outrage culture has burned out. BTW you know that "jade raymond" comic? Yeah it was from something awful, you know troll central. Should think on that a bit too.
 
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News Comments > etc.
29. No subject Mar 19, 2017, 23:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 22:06:
Oh, you're one of those who I point to actual behavior and then just makes weird assumptions back. Show me where I've ever said anything positive about Amy Schumer.

What I don't understand about you fragile, angry men, is why you're singling out a facial animator when people keep posting to awful walking animations. Is it that you can't find a woman to blame those walking animations on? Even KotakuInAction is calling this a horrific, misogynist witchhunt. MA, when you're even further into the red pill than KiA...

Misses the mocking. Doesn't catch the point. Makes baseless assumptions, makes baseless claims. Makes more baseless assumptions. Goes off into crazy territory, and makes another baseless assumption.

Let me know when you're out there standing up and defending Jon Tron to boot. You catch the point yet, or do I need to spell it out for you?
 
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News Comments > etc.
21. No subject Mar 19, 2017, 20:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 19:21:
Likewise. You never get involved unless it's a woman or someone saying nice things about women.
Really? You seem pretty upset still. Maybe you should go cheer on Amy Schumer and complain that her dismal ratings are because of the "alt-right/sexism/racism/misogyny" instead of her just being shit and unable to accept that. After all, we wouldn't want to hold people to the same standards or anything. Much easier to engage in collectivist garbage, pat them on the back for things that they're born with and can't change.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. No subject Mar 19, 2017, 18:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Slick wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 17:09:

NOT TO MENTION THEY TARGETED THE WRONG PERSON.

Whoops! Angry internet gamers turned their pitchforks on the wrong person. It's okay, I've sure she's been doxxed and has some death threats being mailed to her right now.

You mean she either was the animator and doesn't like the negative attention over something(that people were saying was a problem a year ago). Or she lied falsely claiming to be the lead animator and is getting blasted over it. Gotcha. Seems like this could be avoided by: Not lying or doing their job.

If 20 mentions on twitter is a "witchhunt" then you are making a literal mountain out of a molehill. $20 says that if the sexes were reversed, you wouldn't hear a fucking peep.
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
37. No subject Mar 17, 2017, 09:06 Mashiki Amiketo
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 11:20:
At this rate, Linux may be looking a nice alternative sooner than later.
All you need to do is get more developers on board with vulkan and it'll happen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. No subject Mar 15, 2017, 21:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 17:56:
I hope Uber unionizes so that we can get disgusting, rude taxis all over again
You must live in a shit hole. The taxi companies here do a good job and always have of being friendly, probably because there's plenty of competition. Personally, I hope Uber and Lyft get smacked into the dirt over safety requirements that cab companies are required to have. The whole bullshit of "they don't need a safety, or carrier insurance" let alone first aid training is complete bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. No subject Mar 13, 2017, 12:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Easy answer. It's because reviewers keep eating the cartridges, there's a shortage of them. Bitter taste? No no, they're just that stupid.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Settings
7. No subject Mar 9, 2017, 04:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sho wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 03:53:
Didn't all previous games in the series have grain on by default?

As long as it's an option ... fine by me. I go forth and back on whether I like it, depends on the specific implementation too.
Yep, all the previous ME games have that option, and you can turn it on or off.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. No subject Mar 6, 2017, 06:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2017, 02:59:

Maybe so, but my mother still has my old Panasonic CRT TV that I got back in '92. She uses it daily, and it still looks fine. They last a while.

They do last a long while at home one of my first monitors(1988/9ish) a 14" SVGA is hooked up to my old 386 that I use as a old time gaming machine and it still works. I have a 18" CRT monitor that I use for work that was made in 1996, because the company won't spend the $20k to upgrade the equipment but are willing to spend $700 if the monitor dies. Someone will still make CRTs if there is demand, demand is the big thing. There's still a few people that make wood spoke wheels for cars, wire-spoke wheels for cars, tubes for old TV's and radios(note the fad of tube amps coming into fashion again because of that warm sound), and so on too. It might be that it'll be a couple of people who buy up or make the equipment and only make limited production runs every year or two even. But you can bet that if someone sees a market, they'll make money off of it.
 
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Mass Transit Announced
2. No subject Mar 1, 2017, 02:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DrSquick wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 23:02:
I hope these guys are having exceptional success! I believe they are a pretty small team, and I love city builder games. So I hope this game is having enough success to keep them going and maybe rejuvenating the whole type!

Very small team. If I remember right it's around 10 people. I'm glad that they learned from their mistakes with the "cities in motion" series. The biggest problem which looks like they're now working on with this expansion is the vehicle AI and allowing cims to transit from place-to-place in a more reasonable manner.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released
33. No subject Feb 28, 2017, 19:09 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:32:
looks like I'll be waiting for a year or so while they rebalance everything 4 or 5 times and add the remaining DLC which fills out the campaign story and completes the game "the way its meant to be" or whatever they will say

It does have some balance issues without a doubt, but it took me around 12 hours to clear the first area where you start questing before leaving. I've been playing since 7am this morning, and the game is very good. The whole "break enemies will" by talking with them? Interesting as a game mechanic though. Along with quests which change if you rest.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. No subject Feb 20, 2017, 04:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 11:34:
WSJ did not take anything out of context. At all. ...

Really? They didn't take anything out of context. So you're saying that his brand of humor wasn't taken out of context, when the WSJ decided to turn around and go running off to Disney and cry antisemitism?

You don't seem to get it, he doesn't have to use them as a medium. He refused to comment *though* them because he doesn't have to. Compared to his reach? They're nothing. His daily viewership is larger then their entire daily circulation numbers. And they're among the largest newspapers in the US.

Oh, they didn't. They just implied it...repeatedly, and made the association...repeatedly. And so did the rest of the media. Including the dozen plus articles that have been launched in the last few days. Time to realize something there Beamer. This is what a media hit piece looks like, and you're defending among the shittiest forms of journalism around.

descender wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 13:26:
Someone really just linked to a fake WSJ "fan site" run by The Daily Stormer, an admitted pro-Nazi and white supremacist news organization ... to convince us that the WSJ are the ones supporting white supremacists?? What a great place to get unbiased information about the WSJ! Rolleyes Looking over that website you must be quite OK with consuming fake news with no sources.

Oh look, someone who doesn't get the point...just like Beamer. They made the claim that since some of his supporters had racist views, he was a racist. In other words, they tried to play the "guilt by association card" which backfired. So, the daily stormer decided to play the same game. That means the WSJ is nothing but a racist organization now. You get it yet?

You don't get to arbitrarily decide that journalism is fake or dishonest just because you don't agree with what it says. You are welcome to provide sources that disprove fake stories, but this new habit of just pointing at things you don't agree with and bleating "fake" like a sheep isn't impressing anyone.

There is no "pile of bullshit" here that he didn't create himself. Are you denying that he actually did or said the things he did? He isn't. He did make antisemitic jokes, he does repeatedly show nazi imagery on his channel, he purposely does and says outlandish things to get a rise out of people and now suddenly someone calling him out on doing those things is "wrong"?? He is just whining that acting like an idiot child finally cost him money... as it should have.

The media decided to make themselves fake, when they decided to start manufacturing outrage for clicks. Or are you saying that manufacturing news for the sake of manufacturing it, isn't fake news? Haven't been paying attention for the last couple of years? Or did you miss how often the media is directly targeting people like him. Figure out why? No? I'll give you a hint, it's because he doesn't need them. And this is what an actual dying industry looks like.

Seems like you don't get that this is manufactured outrage though. Just remember, it's okay when they do it though. I'm sure you're going to line up and start complaining to the WSJ that the authors of the article be fired now right? Especially after all their antisemetic jokes. You know, like this one here among so many others.

Quboid wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 15:23:
What do GamerGaters think they are proving when they show lots of news stories about a particular topic? Is it supposed to prove some sort of conspiracy?

This is what caused GamerGate, idiots and bigots lashing out at people who point out that they're idiots and/or bigots. Citing the Daily Stormer is both.
Don't worry if you don't get it. I'm sure you missed the part where the WSJ implied he was a antisemite because of 4 tweets made by people who watched him. No? Go read that WSJ article again. Now you'll figure out the part about the daily stormer being the WSJ's #1 fansite and the rest should click into place. But if you currently enjoy the state of the 4th estate, then by all means. The irony of using the word bigot, when you engage in actual bigotry.

I'll remind you though, GameJournoPros was a conspiracy. Journolist was a conspiracy too. They both existed to push a particular ideological narrative from within their bubbles. Remember those email leaks from GJP's that showed they were engaging in censorship, threatening other reporters, and so on? No? You should go read those leaked emails then. Remember when Journolist was crafting stories, using talking points directly from insiders within the obama administration, in order to minimize the damage? No? You should go read those leaked emails.

The media is broken. And the defense of this type of bullshit, manufactured outrage, fake manufactured outrage for clicks isn't healthy for a democracy. If you think it is? Explain how it serves anyone in a positive way.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. No subject Feb 18, 2017, 11:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 09:40:
You whore for attention then do something stupid and offensive and suddenly don't want the attention anymore. Also if you do something edgy and offensive, own up to it, don't try to play it off like you didn't understand. 'Oh wow I can't believe those guys did that thing I paid them to do, what a surprise'
Yeah that's not the case, but it's okay. He's pissed off at the absolute bullshit that's going on. The WSJ took shit out of context, went quote mining, claimed a bunch of other bullshit. But remember under their own rules(because "4 people said something that would be 'extremist'"), the Wall Street Journal is no longer the true name. It's the White Supremacist Journal.

This entire pile of bullshit though? Exactly the same stuff that caused gamergate to happen in the first place. You don't win by pulling dishonest journalism. You won't succeed if you engage in identity politics either which has infested the political left in the west like a cancer. You'd think the media would learn, but nope. They just succeeded in turning people away from the existing press to well anyone else. Made sure that all hit gen-z followers gave a big ol'fuck you to them as well. And it hasn't hurt his viewership at all, it's actually increased it...by a significant amount.

This is why people don't trust the press. It's the reason why people cheered Trump when he called the media fake news. It's the same reason why people cheered when he called them out on their bullshit ~2 days ago, and the media's response was to double down, go stupid, and continue to believe they're beyond reproach. It's why when people see stupidity like this going on they say fuck you to reporters.
 
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News Comments > New AMD ReLive Drivers
5. e Feb 13, 2017, 22:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well they fixed crashing when alt-tabbing out of valkyria chronicles. So that's a bonus.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. No subject Feb 10, 2017, 01:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 19:07:
until you realize that you're strapping a wifi computer to your head, I'd like to see how they can get it a SAR rating that's in line with a cell phone. Even if they do get it down to cell phone levels, you typically don't strap a cellphone to your head for hours and hours.

yes there's gear vr but even that is so casual you only play games for minutes not hours.

Keep in mind your cellphone has the "scream" to get the attention of a celltower and connect. Where that in theory doesn't happen with the other. I'm guessing we'll see a dual piece device like in Mass Effect or Dead Space. You'll have your AR headset and something strapped to your arm that holds the guts and computational power. Once it gets to a point like that you don't need much power to talk to something under 1m away either. The current killer of that idea is strapping 5-8lbs of computer to your arm and it not wearing your out in some fashion.

This is likely where we'll see the new 5Ghz wifi stuff really take off, because there's zero surface penetration by the broadcast device even against standard 8.5x11" paper. But has incredible strength over the open air, not to mention very high throughput and transfer speeds.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. No subject Feb 9, 2017, 11:49 Mashiki Amiketo
 
vacs wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 11:31:
Why do I get the feeling that VR is failing fast?
That's because it is. Just like 3DTV did. VR was once again another fad, that a lot of people predicted would end up as a high end niche consumer product.
 
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