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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
3. Re: Sunday Interviews Nov 19, 2017, 16:35 NKD
 
Rhett wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 16:24:
Yeah... It's so despicably sad that gaming has been turned into a money-milking machine, and true love and dedication rarely gets poured into games anymore.

I don't think it's so much that the love and dedication is gone, it's just that it's become divorced from the money.

Some people have carved out good niches that allow them to make big bucks AND still keep the bullshit to a minimum. Like CD Projekt RED or to some extent, Nintendo.

But mostly all the dedication and love of making games is in the indie sector now, where developers have to work a day job just to keep food on the table until they can get their game done. There's less overlap between AAA games and games that don't compromise for money than there used to be.

The problem here is that indies can only do so much. There are certain things that simply require more manpower than a one-man operation or small studio can muster. So many indie games rely on procedural generation trickery, or multiplayer "make your own fun" type stuff because content creation is time consuming when you can't hire a huge team of artists.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 19, 2017, 16:11 NKD
 
Man I had a hard enough time with those war elephants using actual equipment. Homeboy does it unarmed in a bath towel.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
1. Re: Sunday Interviews Nov 19, 2017, 15:47 NKD
 
CD Projekt Red is such a great company, but I'm so soured on them by the constant circlejerking over them. It's just a bitter reminder that companies like that are so few now that they are literally the only example anyone can ever come up with of a game developer doing things the "right" way.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 19, 2017, 15:45 NKD
 
If there's one thing Trump has actually been consistent on, it's killing oversight and regulation on the people who need to be overseen and regulated the most.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2017, 15:42 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 15:29:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 19, 2017, 14:12:
Forget makeup sex, hypocritical self-hating gay sex is clearly the best kind of sex. Why else would people destroy the careers they built on hating the LGBT community?

LOL, Republican, of course.

Yeah no surprise there. If you see a Republican spouting a bunch of anti-gay bullshit, you can be pretty damn sure they are that way because they want a dick in the ass but can't reconcile it with their disgusting beliefs.
 
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News Comments > ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension
17. Re: ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension Nov 18, 2017, 21:26 NKD
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 21:00:
Hillary Clinton will NEVER be president of the United States.

Tell that to Fox News, they seem to think she's the #1 threat. You people spend so much time in your echo chamber you fail to see that no one on the left outside of the DNC establishment gives a fuck about Hillary Clinton or has any interest in defending anything she has done or is accused of doing.

We wanted Bernie, or someone else who is actually a change from the status quo. Not Robo-Hillary the worlds least convincing android. Hillary had nothing but defeatist rhetoric that promised nothing. The only reason she got any votes is that she was up against Donald Trump, a man who has been a walking joke in this country for 40 years.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
46. Re: removed Nov 17, 2017, 17:18 NKD
 
Look at these REMOVED posts. Special snowflake DangerDog can't handle his opinion being criticised and has to get it removed. Just like his hero Donald Trump. Grow a pair, Cletus.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 17, 2017, 00:04 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 19:54:
Authorized Operator of the Pentagonís Twitter Account 2020

I'm voting for that Departing Twitter Employee/Pentagon Twitter Operator 2020 ticket.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Detailed
4. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Detailed Nov 16, 2017, 23:59 NKD
 
Rilcon wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 18:32:
If you ever feel the need to use any of the paid lootboxes you're probably so bad at this game you quit in the first hour. The game drops loads of them for any of the online stuff, and you're rewarded so much money during normal gameplay that the UI doesn't even allow you to spend it all.

I get that there's a stink and a scare over the mere mention of the term "loot box", but this isn't the game where they're a problem.

Gotta agree. I've felt zero pressure to buy any loot boxes. I mean, what would be the point? It isn't going to enable any gameplay I can't already do. The Captains and weapons being random is less effective than just going out and finding a Captain I like and dropping a SUFFER ME NOW on his face, or killing the appropriate Captain type to get the weapon I want.

The core gameplay just doesn't make the lootboxes an attractive option.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Detailed
1. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Detailed Nov 16, 2017, 11:46 NKD
 
Good shit. Looking forward to that harder difficulty. Once you get the hang of the combat in Shadow of War, it's still a bit too easy, even though the difficulty is definitely upped from the first game. The Nemesis system is a lot more fun when you get your ass beat on occasion, and it feels kind of shit to intentionally feed some guy.  
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News Comments > Agents of Mayhem Safeword Agent Pack
1. Re: Agents of Mayhem Safeword Agent Pack Nov 16, 2017, 04:09 NKD
 
I don't understand why they didn't just make this a proper Saints Row game if they are gonna shove all the characters in there.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Nov 15, 2017, 22:08 NKD
 
It's dangerous to allow a barely trained ape to operate a motor vehicle in the first place.

The funniest part of "Distracted Driving" laws is that there is no other kind of driving involving humans. I've started attempting mindfulness meditation recently, and I've discovered humans are absurdly bad at focusing their attention. Even keeping my thoughts focused on a single thing for 5-10 seconds is a Herculean task.
 
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News Comments > Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Released
2. Re: Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Released Nov 14, 2017, 21:23 NKD
 
Yep... this is garbage. Just play Stardew Valley or something.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2017, 21:11 NKD
 
Is browser performance anything more than a technical dickwagging contest between programmers? I mean my browser hasn't had trouble rendering pages instantly since like... 1995. (Netscape Navigator ftw.)  
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
32. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 14, 2017, 20:23 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 20:06:
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 10:26:
The uproar over this is a bit ridiculous...I mean even a shitty loot system is better than spending 70$ on a season pass where the DLCs divide the player base.

I've played the beta plus the 10h trial and I don't think it's as bad as people say...again tho, I'm comparing this versus a season pass.

I'd much rather they put in a season pass than put in gambling, but it's not an either/or situation. They both suck.

Is this gambling? I thought this was just a grinding system.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2017, 20:18 NKD
 
Looks like that shooting story has been updated a few times since originally posted in this thread.

4 people killed, 2 children injured, across apparently SEVEN different crime scenes. Basically, he just drove around his town randomly shooting people. Weapons used were a semiautomatic rifle and two handguns.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: 18 countries had their elections hacked last year Nov 14, 2017, 14:47 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 13:34:
17 by the US?


Probably. Russia is only #2 at hacking elections.

It's interesting though how our Electoral College makes us so vulnerable to interference from other countries. Trump won the election by a margin of like 80,000 votes that just happened to swing the EC in his direction. Despite losing the popular vote by millions.

Hacking millions of votes would be difficult, but a few strategic hacks combined with targeted propaganda? Much easier. And the EC lets that decide the election.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 13, 2017, 00:20 NKD
 
Yeah that SESTA shit is nuts and even experts on sex trafficking say it's way misguided.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 12, 2017, 16:47 NKD
 
Saw this bumper sticker on reddit, thought people here would appreciate.  
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