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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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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.
 
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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.
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
79. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:28 Flatline
 
Linthat22 wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 10:09:
Then lets let all these bleeding hearts move to Haiti and tell us how great it is. Trump called Haiti a shithole, that's no different than calling Detroit a shithole.

Man, the media sure is twisting the weak minds of the populace.

You're also missing the part where he asked if we could just "get rid" of all the Haitians in the US.

Dude's a straight-up racist.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month
3. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter One Beta This Month Jan 12, 2018, 14:26 Flatline
 
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.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Tweet
8. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Tweet Jan 11, 2018, 11:51 Flatline
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 23:10:
Creston wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 20:19:
I hope it's not a beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

That's a standard CIG tweet.

I thought that was "deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerp"
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Tweet
2. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Tweet Jan 10, 2018, 19:23 Flatline
 
I for one look forward to playing a Rockerboy, who brings truth with his shredding guitar skills and concerts and resistance to The System and encourages his fans to Fight Back Against The Man!

(Cyberpunk 2020 was... very weird that way)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 13:34 Flatline
 
MajorD wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:06:
Apple isn't the only company guilty of this, but they seem to be the best at it. Everything Apple does is highly calculated to their benefit, and their benefit only.

Apple especially does it with iOS. Aside from slowing your phone down it's amazing how right at the like... 22 month mark your phone just takes a giant shit on you and starts running poorly. Like, you swipe to get to another page of icons and it is slow and glitchy. It takes minutes to boot apps that six months earlier were instantaneous. I can't type any more on my iPad 2 because there's like a 30 second delay (not hyperbole) now between my input and it showing up on the screen. Safari crashes on basic pages every 30 seconds.

Meanwhile, my Galaxy S6, aside from an anemic battery at this point, actually runs just as smooth, if not better, than when I bought it. The UX still scrolls smooth. Sure some of the newer stuff makes my phone chug, I expect that, but the basic navigation and typing and stuff is still smooth.
 
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News Comments > Subnautica This Month
8. Re: Subnautica This Month Jan 9, 2018, 13:25 Flatline
 
MajorD wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:01:
Good, now I can play from start to finish. During EA, any time I would start a new game, I would come back to play more, after not playing for a while, and have to start a new game again due to another patch/update and the previous saved game would not be compatible with latest release.

Yeah I am looking forward to the full release. It's a great game, lots of fun. I'm hoping they continue to add stuff to the game too.
 
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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
28. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 8, 2018, 18:32 Flatline
 
What are the odds that the next delay is due to Star Citizen implementing a fully functional justice system, with grand juries, jury duty, judges, appellate courts, supreme courts, and a Galactic Bar that you can study and pay to test to achieve your Galactic Barrister license?

Judge seats selling now at the discount sale price of only 38,000 dollars per seat for a lifetime appointment.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Gaming Returns
18. Re: Cloud Gaming Returns Jan 4, 2018, 16:22 Flatline
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 14:33:
...brought to you by Robertsspaceindustries virtual gaming consoles.



OH FFS DO NOT GIVE THE MAN IDEAS

That's just what we need.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Gaming Returns
11. Re: Cloud Gaming Returns Jan 4, 2018, 12:55 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 12:49:
Sounds like a great plan! Especially AFTER NN has been killed in the US!
How much money are these clowns going to piss away on this? Streaming gaming is never going to happen - affordable and playable.

The only scenario I could see is in an environment with a municipal ISP and you offer it to the region that the ISP covers. That way it stays within one or two router hops of the client and is less likely to experience jitter and latency and dropped packets.

It's about as close to a dedicated virtual circuit as you could get, which is what you'd basically need in this scenario.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Gaming Returns
10. Re: Cloud Gaming Returns Jan 4, 2018, 12:53 Flatline
 
NKD wrote on Jan 4, 2018, 10:52:
You guys remember all the fucking shilling about OnLive when that was supposedly the next big thing? Those guys were everywhere.

Oh yes I remember the long in depth rants about latency from button presses and how simply displaying a frame on the monitor/TV was faster than rendering it and blah blah blah.

Fact of the matter is that the internet is a lossy transmission system. Period. These days you probably are better with more bandwidth generally available (the demos for OnLive used 60mbps fiber, and 60mbps is generally available to high speed markets), but that doesn't help jitter, latency, packet loss, and all the other unavoidable bits about the internet.
 
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News Comments > Nexon Cutting LawBreakers Losses; Blames PUBG
50. Re: Nexon Cutting LawBreaker Losses; Blames PUBG Jan 4, 2018, 12:11 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 13:39:
Flatline wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 11:58:
Didn't this game have an unusually long dev cycle? I remember when it was announced and it seemed like a yawn then. When it came out it felt like a game with a late 90's early 2000's design aesthetic with modern graphics.

Which was the biggest issue(s), I think. Overestimating how many people wanted 90s-era gameplay. And how many didn't care much about aesthetic (or they thought their aesthetic was fine and not supergeneric.)

Lawbreakers was largely 90s gameplay style with new gameplay modes. Overwatch, from what I've seen (never played), is 90s gameplay style with new features and a very shiny, modern coat of paint.

Overwatch feels like Team Fortress 2.5. It's fun, and the supers are actually a great idea and with some skill can make a large difference. They dropped some of the archetypes from TF2, and split other archetypes down into smaller sub-types.

As for it being a 90's style shooter? Sort of. But there's some modern ideas in there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 3, 2018, 12:43 Flatline
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 12:13:
Flatline wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 11:53:
I've had good to excellent kickstarter experiences with board games. The only video games I've kickstarted that I had a good experience with is the Shadowrun/Battletech games from Harebrained.

Meh, I backed D:OS 1 and D:OS 2 and obviously those are fantastic games

Backed quite a few games with huge delays as well.... Bloodstained

.... which is still MIA

Oh don't get me wrong there's been some great success stories for video games on Kickstarter.

It's just that usually by the time a board game finds its way to kickstarter, you have the prototype done, and probably the final art done or being done, and the odds of it getting to print are pretty high. There will be delays, that's almost inevitable, especially with Chinese printing, but like, you can pretty easily work out how much money you need to finish a kickstarted board game once you get it to a certain point, and that point is generally *way* farther along than a kickstarted video game.
 
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News Comments > Nexon Cutting LawBreakers Losses; Blames PUBG
8. Re: Nexon Cutting LawBreaker Losses; Blames PUBG Jan 3, 2018, 11:58 Flatline
 
Didn't this game have an unusually long dev cycle? I remember when it was announced and it seemed like a yawn then. When it came out it felt like a game with a late 90's early 2000's design aesthetic with modern graphics.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 3, 2018, 11:53 Flatline
 
I've had good to excellent kickstarter experiences with board games. The only video games I've kickstarted that I had a good experience with is the Shadowrun/Battletech games from Harebrained.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 2, 2018, 17:22 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 15:02:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 2, 2018, 13:52:
My son had the neighborhood kids over for a sleep over (5 8-9 year olds). They all got on their iPads and started watching "savage" Jake Paul videos.

They can play video games into the wee hours of the morning, they can eat junk food, they can binge watch Sponge Bob, but there's no way in hell this Youtube filth or his brother are polluting these kids heads when they're in my house.

So, you got on the router and blocked Youtube?

Straight up blocking is a terrible idea.

Limiting the bandwidth to youtube to about... oh... 128kbps is the idea. You want them to see that it's actually loading so they don't catch on that it's you, not them.

Additionally, this is an excellent article on the freakishness that people are plugging their toddlers and young children into all day long.

https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

And out of freakish curiosity, for a while if I saw a little kid staring at their iphone/ipad mutely and I had the opportunity, I'd sneak a look and see what they were watching. Very, very frequently it's this mixed up psychotic kids' programming. The last one I saw had spider man with wolverine style blades stabbing peppa pig repeatedly while other characters giggled in the background. The kid watching it was entirely slackjawed entranced. Not bothered at all.
 
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News Comments > Another Destiny 2 Progression Impediment?
10. Re: Another Destiny 2 Progression Impediment? Jan 2, 2018, 12:04 Flatline
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 20:16:
It just sucks because it's a great alternative to Borderlands, because Borderlands' gunplay is garbage... but now it's more of a store/collection simulator than a game.

Borderlands psychotic loot generation system + Destiny/Halo's combat model = nerdgasm.
 
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News Comments > BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG
35. Re: BattlEye Bans a Boatload in PUBG Dec 29, 2017, 17:12 Flatline
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 07:30:
These bans are so after-the-fact that you can simply never be even a little bit certain that you're up against non-cheaters.

I've been outplayed so many times in PUBG that I just cannot believe I suck that fucking much. People seem to know exactly where I am and take a fuckload of bullets. Yesterday I put 2 shotgun shells in an enemy before he turned around and oneshotted me. That was 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back -- which is the general sensation I'm having when playing this fucking game.

As for players knowing right where you are, I know some people play often enough that they learn general player behavior due to supply drops, upgrades, etc... and hunt those out. I don't play PUBG so I can't really comment specifically, but I've seen some people play that really have player behavior down pretty well.

As for the shotgun, I dunno how bullet spongy the game is in general, but bad netcoding and lag can do that. When packets get out of sync and prediction becomes less and less reliable, who do you trust? Sounds like the prediction and netcode blows. Either that or people are either making use of lag or inducing lag to manipulate the system.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 15:49 Flatline
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 29, 2017, 15:00:
HuffPo posted a sensible article? The end times are surely upon us!

My problem with HuffPo is that while it has/had some legitimate news/journalism going on, like 80% of the site is op eds and editorials and fluff pieces and they mix the two liberally.

Basically it's the Fox News of the left.
 
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