Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Chicago, IL USA, IL 10/19

Regularly scheduled events

User information for S Westberg

Real Name S Westberg   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Flatline
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
Total Comments 3069 (Veteran)
User ID 34131
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > More on Destiny 2 Rewards
7. Re: More on Destiny 2 Rewards Jan 21, 2018, 19:53 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 21, 2018, 16:09:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 21, 2018, 14:57:
I got this game bundled with a video card recently, and the graphics are great, the shooting mechanics are tight and responsive, but how the hell is it this hard to figure out the looting, months(a year?) after release?

Every item I loot is basically an incrementally better item(or the same) as what I have currently, I'm not sure when the game ever starts dropping game changing loot, but I'm already level 18? out of 25.

How does it compare with Borderlands? There were a lot of junk guns in there, too, but every now and then you'd find something substantially better. Also, part of the fun was just trying out the wild random combinations.

It doesn't. You have hand cannons, pistols, pulse rifles (3 round bursts), auto rifles, SMGs, and scout rifles as your primary weapons. There isn't a whole lot of variety between them, just some minor buffs. The power weapons are more varied, but you get very limited ammo on them so sniper rifles, shotguns, missile launchers, grenade launchers, swords, fusion rifles, etc... are not used very often.

The combat is way, way, way tighter than Borderlands however. Borderlands loot & Destiny's FPS combat is probably the best loot & scoot FPS you could want.

Maybe if you included a better bad guy variety as well. There's 3 types of baddies, and 3-4 varieties of the factions.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit
40. Re: Re: More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit Jan 21, 2018, 14:28 Flatline
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 21, 2018, 06:55:
IANAL but the exact language says that you cannot develop, design, create, support maintain, promote sell, or license any game engine or middleware which compete with CryEngine.

The language says "in the business" of doing those things. Engine development is not the business of CIG. If CIG were selling/licensing their version of the engine, they would be violating that clause. But they aren't.

Man talk about parsing the statement out of context. At any rate, your interpretation is still wrong.

"business" has a legal definition:

"any activity or enterprise entered into for profit."

So Chris Roberts could use Unreal Engine for a hobby, but CIG couldn't use it for a commercial product until two years after the license.

You're also missing the "directly or indirectly" part. They don't have to be directly involved in licensing an engine, if they're helping another company that competes with CryEngine they're in violation.

Crytek may still lose. But it's not as open and shut as what you're making it out to be.

At this point I'm not really cheering for either side, because they're both slime. But your interpretation of that clause is a pretty acrobatic parsing.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2018, 18:31 Flatline
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 11:17:
What a typical leftist drivel article...

Wants Facebook to police free speech. But like all leftists only political views they disagree with are fake news.

Actually...

No. This is a no-win scenario for Facebook if they're serious. Facebook operated in 2016 by design. That was not a bug, that was a feature. It just was used in a way that went politically against Zuckerberg's political views, and personally I believe Zuckerberg was intending to run for public office, probably president, and leverage Facebook to help him (and I would have been 100% against him, regardless of any political points we might have agreed on). 2016 happened though and blew those plans out of the water and now he's trying to avoid the classification as a news delivery system, because with it comes certain obligations he doesn't want Facebook to be subject to.

There's no way that you can find "more trustworthy" news sources and pair them with Facebook's "anything to keep you passively engaged" business model. The two are mutually exclusive, and Facebook curates your feed based on machine rules.

This is just window dressing. I seriously doubt that anything is going to change. It's too profitable to do otherwise.

Timmeh wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 11:17:
Only other option ban all 24 hours news channels and go back to 1 hour of news a day that is real news.

I'd be perfectly okay with this. I haven't paid for television in 15 years and every time I watch even 25 seconds of 24 hour news channels I remember why I don't bother paying them for that drivel. I moved into a place that offered free basic cable as part of the rent, and my cable box for some reason doesn't work. I haven't touched it basically since I moved in because I really don't want TV. I may install it in the guest room so guests can watch some TV but that's it.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit
14. Re: More on Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit Jan 20, 2018, 18:21 Flatline
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 16:49:
No. Section 2.4 states that CIG can't take the engine and license it to other companies - note the term 'in the business of'. It doesn't state that CIG can't license another engine and it's telling that Crytek doesn't list that clause in this response.

The exact language is: During the Term of the License, or any renewals thereof, and for a period of two years thereafter, Licensee, its principals, and Affiliates shall not directly or indirectly engage in the business of designing, developing, creating, supporting, maintaining, promoting, selling or licensing (directly or indirectly) any game engine or middleware which compete with CryEngine.

IANAL but the exact language says that you cannot develop, design, create, support maintain, promote sell, or license any game engine or middleware which compete with CryEngine.

Basically, they entered into a non-compete with CryEngine for the duration of the license and for 2 years afterwards. They could not develop, support, promote, sell, or license any engine or middleware that would compete with CryEngine.

Lumberyard is *based* on CryEngine but is absolutely a competitor. And at the very least, I'd say developing, supporting, maintaining, and promoting Lumberyard has been committed by CIG, and I haven't even been paying super close attention.

The question for the court is going to be if moving to Lumberyard constitutes moving to a competing engine/middleware. I think it will qualify, since Crytek doesn't benefit from someone using Lumberyard.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More Destiny 2 Progression Complaints
17. Re: More Destiny 2 Progression Complaints Jan 18, 2018, 17:30 Flatline
 
fawker wrote on Jan 18, 2018, 16:51:
There were a few stragglers that took a couple weeks longer, but all my Destiny gaming crew dropped this game right around the xpac release.

It was fun while it lasted. The nitpickers are putting the final stake in the heart, this tactics by bungie almost seem trivial, and not even generating them even additional revenue so I don' under stand the motivation for it.

Yeah the group I was playing with have moved on sadly.

So that means I get like 1-2 powerful engram drops per weekly reset per character. Not really worth it any more.

Speaking of online shooters, has anyone else gone back to The Division on PC? I'd like to play some of the team based objectives at some point but none of my personal friends are on the game.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More Destiny 2 Progression Complaints
15. Re: More Destiny 2 Progression Complaints Jan 18, 2018, 16:17 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 18, 2018, 15:11:
One question. Is anyone still playing Destiny 1? Is it even available for the PC?

Yeah no PC for Destiny 1 sadly.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More Destiny 2 Progression Complaints
4. Re: More Destiny 2 Progression Complaints Jan 18, 2018, 12:08 Flatline
 
This one is fucking stupid and I'm not sure why they implemented it in the first place.

It's not hard to come up with mathematically structured, fair rules ahead of time without having to go live with them, so I dunno WTF they are doing over there.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > BATTLETECH Multiplayer Changes; Linux Edition Delayed
8. Re: BATTLETECH Multiplayer Changes; Linux Edition Delayed Jan 17, 2018, 13:55 Flatline
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 10:29:
Kickstarted this game for that minimum 40$ for beta/full game stuff..

Still haven't played it because I usually wait till release. But i've been seeing the development log of it and they've been doing well so looking forward to it.

I played the shit out of the beta. It was a lot of fun but got old due to the limited set of assets.I wanted to provide feedback however.

Don't expect a 1-1 copy of tabletop. Because it's not that. It's pretty close, probably about 70% identical to tabletop, but the numbers are changed, initiative is changed, and a few things feel different due to that. Last time I played the beta for example PPCs weren't the workhorses that they were in tabletop, though that might have changed with the beta feedback. They only issued one beta balance patch if memory serves to curb some of the more BS AC-10 sniping and other things, but intentionally didn't push out balance patches. A lot of people have given feedback and there's tens of thousands of games that have been reported & uploaded in the beta, so we'll see what they glean from it.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > BATTLETECH Multiplayer Changes; Linux Edition Delayed
7. Re: BATTLETECH Multiplayer Changes; Linux Edition Delayed Jan 17, 2018, 13:53 Flatline
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 12:17:
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 10:50:
Im looking forward to this. Hopefully unlike most kickstarters developed these days the campaign won't be an afterthought.
What I have seen of the single player, it will be a lot of fun. I am really looking forward to this game.

Same. It looks like a pretty interesting campaign engine.

Harebrained seems to be pretty good at delivering considerable content after the fact. They released director's cuts for most of the SR games that polished everything.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Fable Return Rumor
5. Re: Fable Return Rumor Jan 17, 2018, 12:19 Flatline
 
For a minute I thought it was another Fable comic book game like Telltale games was making and I was like "Neat!" because I enjoyed that.

Then I saw it's the other Fable and lost interest.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
38. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 18:24 Flatline
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 16:15:
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 13:19:
Good point... but the democrats love them some Chinese communism,... so its always possible we could see that added here. its probably a hate crime.

If you use a cheat in a game against someone of a non white race.. is that a hate crime?

You might laugh or scorn this... but... it aint that far fetched as crazy as the left is.
Uhm...while the democrats have their far left SJW nutbags, you do realize that this behavior is more in line with the far right Republican 'corporations trump citizen's rights' schtick, right?

shhhhhhhh quiet now or you'll harsh his Stigginit high. The only thing that matters anymore is stigginit to the libs now. Nothing else matters *Metallica guitar solo*
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested
18. Re: Chinese PUBG Cheat Creators Arrested Jan 16, 2018, 14:24 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 12:22:
Timmeh wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:09:
scary world we live in now where you can get arrested for cheating in a video game.

That's just Fucked up. There is no other way to put it.

They weren't just cheating, they were "creating and distributing" cheats.

This. They had a business that centered around making and distributing cheats.

And that might actually get you arrested here in the States as well. It's a violation of the DMCA and at least is a gargantuan fine if not jail time.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month
18. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month Jan 13, 2018, 18:08 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 19:11:
The needless tedium is the worst part of the game. I know they have their in-game reasons for a lot of it, but it's still just bullshit time sink game design. Jumping from system to system. I can land close to where I want to be? It always has to be the fucking sun? I can travel in multiples of C but somehow the technology to master this doesn't exist? Or I have to waste a ton of time just getting around a single system to go through yet more wasted time with all the requesting permission to dock, than the actual docking, than the player services, etc. etc. etc. I shouldn't have to rely on an external website to see trade date. I shouldn't have to go to each station physically to see what missions are there. And that's just the tip iceberg of all the things wrong with this game. Have you ever played any of the X games? That's how you do space games.

I played a lot of the X games.

A lot of the things you're bitching about are in all the X games. There are some workarounds that X has managed but I find them buggy and not working very well. Some of the trade data stuff is about the only uniquely legitimate complaints that you're spewing.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month
12. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month Jan 12, 2018, 17:18 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 15:33:
Take a look at what Egosoft is doing with X4 - due out this year - instead.


Man if X4 ends up sucking I'm going to revel in your hatred of it.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month
11. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month Jan 12, 2018, 16:55 Flatline
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 14:55:
Flatline wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 14:26:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 13:11:
Lets just take a step back and acknowledge the fact that those who bought Horizons last year are getting this season's updates for free. So much more content in the game now than what we had a year ago.

Yeah I'm genuinely kind of amazed. They must be making decent money on the skins & aesthetics.

And I'm sure the line 4 lifers from Kickstarter are grumpy.
AFAIK, the only ones who have a reason to be slightly grumpy are the lifetime expansion pass buyers because their "lifetime" ended with Horizons if I understood things correctly. Those peeps might have to pay for future content (like everyone else).
But Frontier haven't really revealed their business model going forward so we'll have to see about all that.

That's what I meant I couldn't remember what they were called. I backed a kickstarter board game that offered "line for life" which promised every expansion in the game, then they went out of business one or two expansions later.

Anyway, I'm not complaining, I love ED. I built my new computer room specifically so I could get back to playing ED when I moved. I bought insanely expensive HOTAS sticks to play it more impressively. It's really the only game I want to get VR for.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
86. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:44 Flatline
 
datachasm wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 13:22:
my thing... even if he called Haiti a shithole, how is that racist?

He also said immediately before that "can we get all the Haitians out of this country?"
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
85. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:44 Flatline
 
Verno wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 13:05:
Yifes wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 12:54:
The fact that conservatives stooped so low to support him is what's sad for America.

Not really, Trump basically stole the nomination and bulled his way into the presidency. The Conservative establishment fought him every step of the way until it was too late to do anything. Trump essentially hijacked the Republican party and made utter fools of the Dems as well.

Nah... Trump didn't steal the GOP nomination. Trump is the end result of 30 years of evangelical zeal fused with talk radio and fox news. Trump isn't an anomaly, he's the Kwisatz Haderach of this generation's conservatives: The end result of their mostly unintentioned breeding program.

His secret is pretty simple. He's giving people the permission to be sociopaths and has relieved his base from the weight of shame and guilt. That's why his base loves him. He makes it okay to indulge in any anti-social impulse that comes along.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
82. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:37 Flatline
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 11:20:
Also..

America is not built on "diversity" that is a modern bunch of garbage leftists created to undermine the country like morons.

America is built on individuality and the freedom to be who and what you want to be based on your drive and tenacity. The diversity these leftist POS's throw around doesn't even mean close to the same thing.

Funny, that "built on individuality and freedom" thing is a bunch of garbage that a couple neoliberals ginned up back in the 30's and 40's.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

And so it goes.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
81. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:34 Flatline
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 11:12:
where were the Washington post, cnn, msnbc headlines when leading democrat Harry Reid was talking about how He wanted the common people out of congress and other sites because they "smelled".

If he said this on camera what are these people saying to each other off camera.

MAN that is twisting of reality.

There was a camera. I watched the video. HuffPo even wrote an article on it. Took 10 seconds to google.

He said that due to the heat and humidity, you could smell sweaty tourists in the capital building.

Which sure, we can get upset about it (also nice whataboutism) but at least f*cking get it right.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
80. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:31 Flatline
 
scarlet wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 10:54:
Much easier to condemn your own President, huh? Everybodyís doing it. Youíre so hip. Why donít condemn corrupt governments that make these countries awful places to live? You donít, because that would truly be brave.

This has absoutely nothing to do with the diversity of this country, you buffoon. The only backward thinking I see is from you, ESA president.

Hey, if we're calling corrupt governments with rampant self-dealing and nepotism "shithole" governments...

We kind of by definition *have* to call Trump's administration a shithole.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3069 Comments. 154 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo