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News Comments > Saturday Previews
15. Re: Saturday Previews Feb 11, 2018, 15:52 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 11, 2018, 05:11:
So there is a cyberpunk commercial? Or is it all fake?

The creator of Cyberpunk TTRPG gave an interview if I'm not mistaken as part of a... vodaphone commercial? Something like that.

It's hard to tell what they talked about because he speaks in English and is overdubbed in Spanish and it's just a muddy mess.

But Unicorn Girl/madgirl or wahtever her name is waxes on about HOW THIS IS SUCH BIG NEWS SHE HAD TO WAKE UP AND MAKE A VIDEO AND DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO TAKE OFF HER JAMMIES BECAUSE OMG CYBERPUNK NEWS!

This goes on for seven. Minutes. Which incidentally is right around where YouTube content creators start getting more advertising revenue.

So essentially 10 seconds worth of not-exactly-new information from the guy who invented the TTRPG 30 years ago crammed into 7 minutes of some chick mugging for the camera Paul Logan style.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
9. Re: Saturday Previews Feb 10, 2018, 18:19 Flatline
 
Yup. It's also inflated out to 7 minutes so that she gets extra ad revenue. Basically it's youtube clickbait.  
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
1. Re: Saturday Previews Feb 10, 2018, 13:54 Flatline
 
Man that was a big bait & switch on the Cyberpunk thing.  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans
19. Re: Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans Feb 5, 2018, 12:40 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 19:03:
Finally got around to uninstalling. Complete waste of $10. Watching paint dry is more entertaining than this game. X Rebirth complete on the other hand is actually fun and nice to look at. Can't wait for X4.


I can't wait for your expectations to be dashed on the buggy POS that X games always launch as.
 
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News Comments > Jess Cliffe Arrest Details
52. Re: Jess Cliffe Arrest Details Feb 4, 2018, 17:16 Flatline
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 12:44:
Really the determination should be made on an individual basis, rather than applying blanket age restrictions.

No it really shouldn't. In that case the justice system has the potential to become a second perpetrator by the examination that would be necessary to determine if an individual girl is mature enough to consent. In the mean time the guy sits there and waits for his lawyer to finish the "examination".

And how the hell do you draw *that* particular line to begin with even?

I'm fine with tweaking some of the edge cases of sex offender laws. An 18 year old sexting their 17 year old SO shouldn't be registered as a sex offender forever.

But young people are imminently capable of being manipulated and taken advantage of. And even if this girl gave her consent I don't think it's a bad thing he's getting thrown in jail. There are lines you don't cross.

Way, way back in the day when I used to do renaissance faires this used to be an issue. Few underage girls hooked up with guys older than them, occasionally way older. Our group dealt with it by saying we'd kick your ass out and/or alert the police if you shacked up and pulled a stat rape. If there was any question, card them. Hell with the booze and other substances that flowed around back in those days we'd card anyway.

You're the adult. You have the responsibility to not think with your dick or other genitalia when it comes to a sexual partner when there's a significant age discrepancy.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans
1. Re: Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans Feb 4, 2018, 17:05 Flatline
 
That's pretty badass.

The community behind E:D continues to impress me at how they are creating content from the sandbox. I hope Frontier can keep adding in systems to help encourage stuff like this.
 
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News Comments > GDC Pulls Bushnell's Pioneer Award
16. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Feb 1, 2018, 14:06 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 1, 2018, 12:44:
Bushnell pressured employees to get naked at work and get into a hot tub with him (among other things). While not the worse thing in the world relative to Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, etc. it's still bad, and made working at Atari an uncomfortable place to work especially for women.

To be fair, we don't know if people coming on board were told that.

"We have a pretty... ah... relaxed environment here. There's a Jacuzzi in the board room. Bathing suits are prohibited. You okay with that?"

 
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News Comments > GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash
13. Re: GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash Jan 31, 2018, 17:32 Flatline
 
ldonyo wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 13:05:
They aren't revising anything, they're asking that the 1970s be viewed through today's societal lens.

That literally is the definition of historical revisionism incidentally.

I think it's silly too. The award doesn't mean f*ck all ultimately. And if there is going to be some exhibit to Bushnell and Atari, then sure, have a section detailing the excesses of the company back then.


Edit: Oh hey look! According to the article it's Brianna Wu who is among the most vocal about this! Why am I absolutely not surprised?
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Free Weekend
7. Re: Fallout 4 Free Weekend Jan 30, 2018, 13:18 Flatline
 
I keep trying to get into Fallout 4 but every time I get to Diamond City I just like stop giving a shit and get bored and go do something else.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Website Relaunches, Offers New Trailer
7. Re: Star Citizen Website Relaunches, Offers New Trailer Jan 26, 2018, 12:58 Flatline
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 26, 2018, 12:47:
Maze / Labyrinth in space. Basically going to dungeon crawl with a spaceship. Got it.

Not sure we needed a 30 minute video to get the concept.

I didn't sit through it.

I'm imagining it's a procedurally generated "dungeon" for SQ42?

That might be kind of cool to give it some additional longevity if it ever launches and is actually the kind of game you *want* to keep playing.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Website Relaunches, Offers New Trailer
6. Re: Star Citizen Website Relaunches, Offers New Trailer Jan 26, 2018, 12:56 Flatline
 
35 minutes of almost zero footage of the game.

This bodes well.

Also I got the Squadron 42 email last night and was like "oh did they make some progress?"

No. No they didn't. But you can buy a tshirt!
 
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News Comments > Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 Announced
4. Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 Announced Jan 24, 2018, 21:49 Flatline
 
I wouldn't mind seeing it skew closer towards Starfleet Command 2/SFB.

They were always niche games sadly because the learning curve was more like a cliff but man if you knew how to play those games they were FUN.
 
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News Comments > New Dragon Age Game in the Works
2. Re: New Dragon Age Game in the Works Jan 24, 2018, 21:43 Flatline
 
Fion wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 21:38:
I've thoroughly enjoyed this series (save for DA2), but being an EA game I really cannot allow myself to become hyped for it.

I actually enjoyed the parts of DA: Inquisition where you sat in the throne and played the ruler.

It made me think of how much fun a Game of Thrones style game would be where you play the head of a noble house.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 22, 2018, 20:01 Flatline
 
There is a pretty heavy asterisk there. The first 2.5 gigawatts worth of solar panels are exempt apparently. If we double our current 40 gigawatts of solar over 2017, which is what we did in 2016 (from 20-40), it might matter. The first 5% or so of imports would be tariff free. If we add another 20 gigawatts of solar to the nation that's 10% of the imported solar capacity.

Still sucks but I suspect in the long term it will be a hiccup. And in the mean time it might allow some domestic solar to ramp up and become more competitive, like we wanted to 8 years ago.

It's actually a *big* window of opportunity for Tesla if they can get their shit together and get the gigafactory working.

Trump usually pisses me off, and I have no doubt this is his attempt to help coal, but solar is dropping in cost so fast that a 30% tariff is not the death knell, and could help domestic competition in America.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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