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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2016, 14:25 NKD
 
Article is not loading for me, but didn't their trademark application already got shit on by the gov't?  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
14. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 14:20 NKD
 
siapnar wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 14:14:
Christ harlock, you're such a douchebag

I see it's the cool thing to do to rag on this chick, but she does have a point in that video games over-sexualizing women. Some of the ways games cater to teenager or early twenties guys is truly pathetic.

For instance, that character in MGS. Dunno her name, never played the series

Who cares? If game developers like making that shit, more power to 'em. Especially if people are buying the games. As long as marketing guys aren't coming in and forcing them to add it, it's cool with me.

What I'm not cool is pretentious smug douchebaggery where guys pretend they are above being titillated, or people trying to shame game developers for any sexualized content.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 10:18 NKD
 
Most pointless video series in history.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2016, 05:18 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 01:07:
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be sued for breach of contract.

The plot thickens. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.

Of course, FB came into this well after the fact, so not sure why they are a defendant?

Never heard of this company so Facebook lawyers will probably keep them tied up in court forever and then some settlement will be reached.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 19, 2016, 22:33 NKD
 
That Hero's Song thing seems interesting. 2D ARPG aimed for more hardcore players, and hey whats this? You can actually host your own servers. What a novel concept.

It's also interesting to see Smedley doing something that doesn't promise the world. This looks like a project that could actually conceivably be made.
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Launches
7. Re: Blade & Soul Launches Jan 19, 2016, 12:29 NKD
 
Another anime titty simulator with a shitty localization and the absolutely stellar (lol) support of NCSoft. It's a rough time to be an MMO fan. There's just nothing even remotely good on the horizon. It's all a bunch of tiny studio titles that won't happen and Asian imports that are no good.

Plenty of titles with kinda-MMO-ish online modes, but nothing like a true feature rich persistant world.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2016, 06:15 NKD
 
Seems pretty optimistic but maybe they are counting on success with Rift and Vive translating into a lot of cheaper shitty models being shovelled out and consumed by the millions.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2016, 06:13 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 22:23:
Let's hope it's not like Prometheus. There's plenty of opportunity for a great movie in the AC lore.

I actually really enjoyed Prometheus, but yes, this is one of those game series that has enough meat on its bones to actually make a decent movie if the producers put in the right amount of effort.

Another thing they have going for them is that they are not actually adapting a game, but rather making a movie set in the same universe. They don't have to worry about nailing down the personality (or lack thereof) of a sketchily written game character, or condensing a plot that played out over multiple games down into 2 hours.

They've got a very solid lead actor. Some great supporting actors (Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams). Their cinematographer is the guy who did True Detective season 1.

Some downsides: The director doesn't seem to have done much of note, nor the writers.

We'll see what happens.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 18, 2016, 17:09 NKD
 
We need more great people like MLK Jr these days. People who can do more than rally their base, but reach across divides and get people together.

There is no dialogue on real issues today. It's always just people splitting into two camps and slinging mud, and nothing is ever accomplished.

This dynamic, of course, favors the status quo.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 18, 2016, 17:07 NKD
 
The language of the fundraiser made it pretty clear it was a joke/parody.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2016, 16:33 NKD
 
Seattle Carolina game was tough to watch in the first half but really exciting in the second. Was worried it was going to be a snoozer shutout.

The only really bad part about the game was Cam Newton waffling between tantrum throwing and being a smug douchebag. The best part was one of his tantrums accidentally getting caught on audio.

"I CANT KEEP MY FUCKING COOL..." -Cam Newton (Link for anyone who missed it.)
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
72. Re: GeForce Drivers for Fallout 4, Legacy of the Void, & Battlefront Jan 17, 2016, 12:23 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 12:16:

Sounds to me more like you're a Microsoft shill making up stories to get people to upgrade (see I can make some really dumb assumptions, too).
But, seriously, this always reminds me of those people who are completely blind fanbois. Like when a game comes out that has a few dozen reproducible bugs that will always happen to every single person using the program regardless of hardware because it is a software issue but then you have people like you here who will claim that the game has zero bugs and is running flawless 100% of the time. Whatever. If it helps you sleep better at night then nightie night with your flawless Win 10!

When a game comes out as a buggy mess, everyone knows about it instantly. Meanwhile, Windows 10 has been out a while and the only articles we've seen about it on Blue's are about the privacy issues.

Where are the articles about Windows 10 being a buggy incompatible mess as alleged by some folks in this thread? Why aren't they submitting those articles to Blue to post?
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
66. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 11:33 NKD
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 09:49:
Do the weenies who think this stuff up love the idea of someone collecting all this information on what they are doing?

That's the thing. Data collection is a lot less scary when you're an insider who knows precisely what data is being collected and what is being done with it.

A lot of peoples problem with it is the uncertainty. They aren't technically savvy enough to know precisely what data is being collected, and don't have access to what exactly is being done with it. And if MS tries to reassure them, they'll just believe that Microsoft is lying and that it's all much more insidious than Microsoft is leading them to believe. That may be true, or not. This is exacerbated by clickbait articles.

But some guy at MS actually involved in creating this stuff actually knows whats being collected. And if it's innocuous metrics crap used to increase the usability of the OS, they probably aren't too worried about it and don't think twice about implementing it.

Ask anyone in this thread what data MS is collecting in Windows 10 and what they are doing with it and you'll get all kinds of different answers. People are afraid because they don't know and because they are prone to just assuming that MS is archiving their entire browsing history and sending it to the FBI, who will then forward it on to their spouses and employers before killing their dog, selling their children into slavery, and disappearing them.

Personally, I take a very pragmatic approach to privacy. Until there's something concrete to worry about, I don't worry about it. There are already so many "privacy violations" in my life that I can't do anything about without going off to live in the woods. Worrying about a few extra is just a lot of emotional energy I don't want to expend.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stake
19. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stake Jan 17, 2016, 07:15 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 06:48:
NKD wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 20:57:
Vivendi had a controlling interest in the company from 98 to 2013 in one form or another, and everything from Diablo II/Warcraft III and onward were made in that time period. If you don't like what Blizzard has been up to lately, well, they've been effectively free of Vivendi for three years. Or at least more free than they've been since Warcraft II.

So which is it? Vivendi had a controlling stake, or they've been free for the last 3 years? Or more free than they've been since WC2?

Sorry if I wasn't clear or muddied the timeline a bit. Vivendi got a hold of Blizzard in 1998. They owned over 60% of ActiBlizz stock in 2013. ActiBlizz bought out the majority of their shares to get out from under Vivendi later that year.

Before this current sale they held less than 6%, and hadn't had the controlling interest in the company for three years.

So what I'm saying is that if you're longing for the glory days of Blizzard, those were under Vivendi. And if you don't care much for what Blizzard is up to these days, they haven't been under Vivendi's thumb for 3 years. So the final sell off of the last shares they had probably isn't going to do anything that wasn't already done 3 years ago.

With that in mind, the guys on the ground making the product design decisions are the ones who should get the credit/blame. Passing the buck upwards to the final stop lets a whole lot of people off the hook. Just about everyone in fact.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stake
13. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stake Jan 16, 2016, 20:57 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 20:17:

That was my exact thought, maybe with a bit of luck without the amount of control that vivendi had we'll see some better shit out of Blizzard.

I don't think the problem at Blizzard is/was Vivendi.

Vivendi had a controlling interest in the company from 98 to 2013 in one form or another, and everything from Diablo II/Warcraft III and onward were made in that time period. If you don't like what Blizzard has been up to lately, well, they've been effectively free of Vivendi for three years. Or at least more free than they've been since Warcraft II.

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 16, 2016, 16:55 NKD
 
It's really just one stupid marketing screenshot that was racist. The game itself is a fairly standard crappy survival game.

This game is about killing aborigines in the same way that GTA is about killing hookers. You can do it, but it isn't necessary or the entire point of the game.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
28. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 16:50 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 16:48:
MS has absolutely ZERO influence what CPU is supported or not, that's all chipset drivers and UEFI, none of which MS has any control over, and it's literally impossible for MS to break a x86 cpu compatible with x86 applications, which Windows 7/8 are.... So wtf is this news even talking about?

By "support" they DON'T mean it won't run. They mean they'll stop giving you updates over Windows Update. Like official support. They aren't preventing the OS from running on those CPUs.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stake
3. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stake Jan 16, 2016, 14:13 NKD
 
Linchpind wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 14:11:
How has this stock been doing?

Up up up for all of last year. Down a bit since the new year.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
15. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 14:02 NKD
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 12:12:
I can't believe these chip makers would cooperate with such a thing. I guess given enough money, they're willing to do anything.


I don't think you understand. They don't require any chip makers cooperation. Intel and AMD have no control over what configurations MS decides to push updates for, or what requirements they check for at install time. Nor does MS require Intel and AMD's cooperation to decide to withhold those updates or support.

On a side note, who wants to do a little experiment? We note the user names in this thread who will claim to be switching to Linux, and check back with them in a year to see if they made good on that promise. Should be interesting.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Game Reviews Jan 15, 2016, 17:07 NKD
 
The dual analog stick design is just really fucking good for third person games, anything with a good portion of flying/driving mixed with low intensity shooter gameplay like a lot of open world games. Melee combat benefits hugely from the 360 degree analog inputs. A lot of those weird indie games that come out don't benefit at all from KB+M.

There are just so many game types where the gamepad is the best controller. It's not a dumb toy for babies. That analog movement/throttle precision is often more important than having precise mouselook.

The PC as a platform is all about having a versatile platform that can handle any challenge. If all you own is a KB+M you're just not taking full advantage of the PC.
 
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