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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 26, 2017, 23:13 NKD
 
Antithesis of Minecraft? There are a good number of people who play Minecraft in ways just like this. There IS a community of PvP players, but they are pretty self-contained.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2017, 18:05 NKD
 
I identify as an otherkin who is a hybrid of a toaster and a Dacia Sandero, and as cars and toasters have no defined gender, I approve this gender neutral pronoun.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 23, 2017, 00:44 NKD
 
TV is a much better place for video game adaptations. Many of the better video games do a lot of world building that you can't fit into 2 hours. That was one of the main reasons the Assassin's Creed movie was so lame. It was bursting at the seams with bullshit.

Video games could have a future on TV the same way comic book shows have had a resurgence. Both involve taking kind of cheesy source material with tons of baggage and making them into (usually) pretty decent shows.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
84. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 23, 2017, 00:27 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 00:22:
NKD wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 23:43:
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 23:36:
powersliding your Nomad on ice like you're Tanner Fucking Foust while running over dipshit Kett,


I recommend installing the mod on the Nomad that lets you toggle traction control off It's amazing for doing stupid shit.

Where do I install mods for the Nomad? I can't find it anywhere. :\

They are all passive upgrades or toggleable features. Once you make them they are automatically installed the next time you're in it. From what I can tell you can get them all, You dont have to choose.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
82. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 23:43 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 23:36:
powersliding your Nomad on ice like you're Tanner Fucking Foust while running over dipshit Kett,


I recommend installing the mod on the Nomad that lets you toggle traction control off It's amazing for doing stupid shit.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
77. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 19:11 NKD
 
For all the shit this game is getting online, I am having no less fun with it than I did the previous ME games. I've only just reached the 2nd main planet and I've put like 30 hours into this. Of course I talk to everyone and read all the things.

Haven't gotten into multiplayer yet but by all accounts it's an iterative improvement upon ME3 MP so I'll probably enjoy it.

Oh I did run into one super cringe moment last night. I go up to some chick and she basically just blurts out "I'm trans and my name used to be Stefan." I was just like... uh.. oh okay... I don't remember asking...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
97. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 01:47 NKD
 
Got on a VPN this morning to unlock the game early and have been playing most of the day.

The animations are definitely a bit below the standard of top tier AAA games, but frankly they aren't even remotely a distraction. In addition a few of the animation glitches I've seen in GIFs were not present for me.

The graphics overall are beautiful. It performs reasonable well at 1440p Ultra on my system. Over 100fps most of the time but there are times when it dips down closer to 60 or even a bit lower.

The gameplay is probably the best Mass Effect has had yet, and the R&D and Mod system is pretty good. It's fairly low hassle as crafting systems go. There are also a lot more NPCs to talk to than in previous games, and plenty of background info to dig around for to get your bearings.

I'm playing on Insanity and it's probably the hardest Insanity mode they've had, a good step or two harder than ME2. I'm sure I'll find some OP combo of abilities that makes it a little easier.

I'm playing a female Ryder, and her voice acting is solid. Most of the voice acting I've heard has been pretty good, and a couple odd lines here and there aside, I haven't run into any particularly cringy dialogue.

Mechanically, the game feels similar to the other Mass Effects. You feel right at home with the gameplay. Story-wise it's a very different feel so far, and I think this is where you're going to get the most polarization from the fanbase. Too early in my playthrough to weigh in on the quality of said story.

On the fundamentals: I haven't had any crashes or noticeable bugs. Game seems stable on my computer.

Anyway, that's my thoughts.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2017, 20:06 NKD
 
I really hate Twitter and most other modern social media. Not because I'm a Luddite, but because of the effect it has had on internet discourse.

Forming an internet lynch mob is just so much easier now. Many internet personalities, particularly the more "alt-right" leaning ones, have large fanbases made up of teenage edgelords and adults with the mindset of teenage edgelords. On the other side of the spectrum the SJW crew has a bunch of a emotionally unstable people whose entire existence revolves around looking for reasons to get upset and fighting with each other over who is the most upset.

And there are very high profile Twitter people on both sides. When they mention an individual person in any kind of negative light, it almost inevitably leads to that person being dogpiled by harassment and having to close down shop as far as their public internet presence goes.

It's dangerous for a well known internet person to have an opinion. If they dare to have an opinion and it's to the left or right of someone elses opinion, they are going to get called out, dogpiled, and harassed. And it's not unheard of for this harassment to spill over into the real world.

Swatting, calling peoples workplaces and family and trying to spread lies about them, and generally just fucking peoples shit up in a way that can't simply be Blocked or Ignored.

And of course it goes the other way too. If they aren't careful with what they say, they could unintentionally cause their shitty followers to go after someone. Some do this intentionally, but most of the time it's just a reckless disregard for the power of their words.

Then you have the more decentralized circlejerks, like this ME:A business. No single person set this off. Though in the case of this specific harassment of the artist, it was that Ralph Report guy who as far as I can tell is just some neckbeard slob who sees phantom SJWs everywhere and is just generally a shitty human being who treats other human beings poorly.

The only major complaint anyone seems to have about ME:A thus far is that the animations suck. People who have actually played the preview say it's not bad enough to be distracting and there are only a couple examples of actually distracting animations in the first few hours. But when you go onto /r/games or some other forums, the narrative is that the WHOOOOOLE game is utterly garbage 0/10 material.

So people go from "Subpar animations, a few that are really bad." to "0/10 literal garbage, fire all the developers and put them in an internment camp" in about 60 seconds. That's the power of internet circlejerks.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
46. Re: On Sale Mar 19, 2017, 17:01 NKD
 
NetHead wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 09:34:
I think that's nonsense, sorry if I'm coming on strong but I've seen that kind of excuse spewed out so many times it's grating.

Mass Effect 1 had good animations when it was released. I still remember videos of them specifically showing off talking to people and demonstrating the facial animations. There are also reviews for it which say those things were good.

Besides even if that weren't the case, even if they've always sucked at this, that hardly seems like a reason to let it slide on a AAA/priced game.


It not an excuse because it doesn't excuse anything. I'm just stating what my personal expectations were. I don't place a high enough value on top tier animations that it could really affect a purchasing decision except in the most borderline cases. For a game like Mass Effect Andromeda, it could actually be significantly shittier than what I've seen so far and I'd still love it because I love the Mass Effect universe and Mass Effect gameplay.

I'm not judging anyone who is unhappy with the animations, or had higher expectations, but for me it's just a lower priority factor in my decision.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
39. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 19, 2017, 03:10 NKD
 
descender wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 02:04:
"internet tough guys are pieces of shit" says the abrasive, unnecessarily mocking, lashing out for no reason "internet tough guy" trying to talk someone down from a new troll account. Fuck. You. Dude.

The lack of self-awareness in that entire post is just astounding.

Hahah I was thinking the same thing. Dude comes out swinging and at the same time accusing the OTHER guy of being an e-tough guy, like what the actual fuck.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 18, 2017, 18:46 NKD
 
Looks like ME:A actually performs pretty well on a 970 on High or a 1060 on Ultra, at 1080p.

On 4k it looks like an average of around 37fps on Ultra with a 1080.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
31. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer Mar 18, 2017, 17:30 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 18, 2017, 17:23:
NKD wrote on Mar 18, 2017, 17:11:
Oh good news. That racist developer guy actually got shitcanned from Bioware a month ago. Some dude asked Aaryn Flynn to denounce this guys shit and he was like "Nah, but he doesn't work here anymore anyway."
Please post the source.

There are not even enough angry gamers who can be bothered with signing an imaginary petition that was started 7 months ago so I seriously doubt he's fired.


Yeah sorry I thought I had included it but I only included the second tweet.

http://twitter.com/AarynFlynn/status/843199849273135109

There's the link, I tried to make it into a URL link but the fucking board won't let me for some reason.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
29. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer Mar 18, 2017, 17:11 NKD
 
Oh good news. That racist developer guy actually got shitcanned from Bioware a month ago. Some dude asked Aaryn Flynn to denounce this guys shit and he was like "Nah, but he doesn't work here anymore anyway." (Source: http://twitter.com/AarynFlynn/status/843199849273135109)

Some fucked up shit: Some chick was claiming to be a "Lead Facial Animator" for ME: Andromeda and one of those alt-right bro-gamer sites picked it up and painted her as some kind of crazy SJW who got her job by sucking guys dicks. Of course this sent the angry alt-right manchild horde after her.

But it turns out it's all bullshit because she doesn't currently work for Bioware.

I'm not a fan of either SJWs or the alt-right manchild brigade, but in this case I can't really find anything that shows that this girl is a radical SJW. She just seems like a nice cosplay girl.

EDIT: Also just to add, it's getting real hard to be critical of games because of all these psychopaths threatening to kill developers because some lip animation was fucked up. I don't even want to be remotely associated with that kind of BS, so I pretty much only comment about this type of shit over here in our little website.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 18, 2017, 03:13 NKD
 
These SSDs are getting so crazy fast. They are way past the point where gamers see any improvement from more speed (load times etc, are now primarily limited by the actual CPU workload performed on the assets), but for more demanding workloads its just fantastic.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
10. Re: On Sale Mar 18, 2017, 02:06 NKD
 
There's no getting around that this game has some shitty animations, but honestly I was expecting as much. Every single one of Bioware's games have had animations that were subpar for the time they were released, and plenty of stand out examples of characters/animations that were especially fucked up.

Hell, even outside of Bioware, in critically acclaimed games. The much circlejerked Witcher 3 had all kinds of animation monstrosities. Don't even get me started on Roach. Fucking thing doesn't even exist in Euclidean space.

DangerDog wrote on Mar 18, 2017, 00:44:

I don't know about racist overtones with the game but the character models are pretty ugly, is that some sort of SJW effect?

One of the gameplay designers is a pretty bad Twitter racist. One of those self-hating dudes who just sits around talking shit about white people and men all day. The guy is about as brown as a white guy who went to the tanning salon and could pass for white himself so it's especially insincere and stupid. Your typical privileged hipster pretending to know anything about racism and adversity.

But he isn't on the art department, nor is he even a lead in his own department. Official Bioware stance is that the reason for a lack of paler skin options is a limitation with their head scanning tech. There's a limit to how pale they can make the skin before they get artifacting or something. Whether that's true or not, none of us can say. I'm a software engineer but I don't know much about graphics programming and even less about their exact workflow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 20:57 NKD
 
descender wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 19:18:
The image was not rendered on Yahoo or Bing, according to the documents

What the flying fuck does that even mean?

It means these retards think that because they couldn't find the picture on Bing or Yahoo that the perp MUST have used Google.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 12, 2017, 22:33 NKD
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 19:58:
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 19:40:
H1Z1? Cereal?

I will bet that H1Z1 has more people that tried it for one day and stopped than any other game out there currently.

Playing right now: 38,612
Peak Today: 110,352

I dunno what this "King of the Hill" version is but it seems very popular. 3rd most popular played game on Steam today, behind only Dota2 and CSGO. It's all time peak and today's peak are the same... and it's not on sale or having a free weekend either.
 
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News Comments > New Overwatch Hero Revealed
6. Re: New Overwatch Hero Revealed Mar 2, 2017, 19:33 NKD
 
Yifes wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 19:08:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 18:55:
Luke wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 17:54:
designed by an 11-year-old ..for the 11 year old players .......

Funny that a few posts below this one from the Game Developers awards:

Best Design
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)

But hey Luke doesn't like it.

Well it is Luke. He's determined to complain incoherently about "manga/mangos" in every Blizzard thread and writes like he has a few too many chromosomes.

I think he was raped by a mango or something. That's the only thing that can explain the PTSD he gets from anything with a color hue that isn't brown or a shade of gray.
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
41. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 16:16 NKD
 
Glad to see AMD putting out a decent CPU. It's still not really a gamers CPU judging by the benchmarks, but more competition is a good thing and maybe they can improve on that gaming performance.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 1, 2017, 22:28 NKD
 
Dacote wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 20:52:
And that's why I only swim in the ocean.

Sea creatures not only piss in the ocean but they shit in it, spill food in it, and ejaculate in it. They also bleed in it and die in it.
 
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