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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 4, 2017, 15:47 Nucas
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 4, 2017, 13:27:
Their is physicalness in it, depends on the scale you use. Skill, certainly at that level. It is competition by who we know are the best at something in the world. AKA they'd cream you if you challenged them.

i've heard nerds arguing about this for 20 years and it's always this same goofy argument.

i don't know why videogamers keep scrabbling after the label "sport" like some badge of legitimacy for their passtime.

according to the olympic committee, chess isn't a sport, but you can win a gold medal in speed walking. do you think chess champions feel denigrated?

but in any event, the terms "e-sport" and "cyberathlete" will never stop being funny to me. not hilarious or anything, just the kind of passing funny that a child aping a grown-up is.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Announced
7. Re: Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Announced Aug 3, 2017, 20:47 Nucas
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 13:17:
For money or for free?

well, its a paradox game and their other 4x titles have, literally, over 250 dollars of DLC apiece..
 
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News Comments > Geordi La Forge Joining Star Trek Online
1. Re: Geordi La Forge Joining Star Trek Online Aug 3, 2017, 20:43 Nucas
 
i just watched a bunch of star trek for the first time recently and was thinking of giving this a try, considering the dearth of star trek video games unless you literally go back to the 90s; all the others are only available used on CD.

i also like that it's set in the future of star trek instead of further excavating the past.

downside: it's an mmo.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Demo
6. Re: Descent: Underground Demo Jul 31, 2017, 13:19 Nucas
 
loomy wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 12:22:
you donate to crowdfunding because you believe in them and their competence, not because they already have a good product. they have slightly admitted that they fucked up, and say they are still working on it. I will give them the benefit of the doubt. they will need to better convince me of their competence if I am to donate however. https://descendentstudios.com/community/topic/4731-a-quick-update/

indeed, that was why i backed overload since it was a professional team of names with experience shipping titles for both publishers and indies. and most importantly, all four of them actually worked on the descent games and are content producers. underground was 8 pricks with "director" titles and a list of completely random games they're associated with in some nebulous way; and none of them were descent.

i feel bad for anyone who gave money to the underground guys. and that "update" has the mewling, conciliatory tone of every failed kickstarter project on the decline that i've ever seen. these guys have had 2 years and over half a million dollars and are acting like its all out of their hands.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2017, 13:06 Nucas
 
i'm surprised how much was left to happen off-screen in game of thrones last night. in one fell swoop of the space of 10 minutes of offscreen drama daenarys is stripped of all her westerosi allies and unsullied forces it took her years to acquire. i loved the truncated pace of season six but so far season 7 has just felt like dead air to me. i can only hope they're banking their screen time and budget for some shocking material later in the season but it's still irksome knowing there's only 4 episodes left this season, and 6 next year to resolve everything.  
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Demo
3. Re: Descent: Underground Demo Jul 31, 2017, 11:57 Nucas
 
underground is actual garbage. Overload is coming along much more nicely, in less time and with half the money underground raised. the devs are active on the forums and ask people's opinions rather often. and they're actually ex-volition and parallax guys, not just dudes who bought the rights to descent name from interplay's corpse.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2017, 23:26 Nucas
 
it occurred to me as i heard some mewling millennials debating the repeal of the ACA that a big issue with younger people is they don't really understand the fear of serious medical conditions condemning you to the absolute certaintly of bankruptcy, or the bitter reality of a long-term medical condition trapping you in a job you hate for years. they got to grow up under the protections and don't really understand what it's going to mean when they go away.

older people don't really have an excuse, though. i guess it's just that classic american cycle of eating itself, then regurgitating itself when it realizes it fucked up.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2017, 23:23 Nucas
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 15:42:
EVE Online, keeping utter sociopaths off the streets for just a bit longer.

It is pretty impressive how well developed the meta-game is around EVE though.

god that is exactly how i feel. i used to find these kinds of stories amusing but now i just think it's weird giving sociopath nobodies a platform to feel like important big-shots.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Free Weekend
3. Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Free Weekend Jul 28, 2017, 23:19 Nucas
 
i bought it on release and thought it was the best campaign since modern warfare 2. they hired the uncharted lead narrative designer from naughty dog for this game and put him to good use.

they really wasted kit harrington though, he has no screentime and the villain himself is perhaps the weakest character in the game, but it's more focused on the "crew as a family" element regardless.

there's also a "survival" mode that kills regenerating health and makes it a pickup item. armor also degrades and needs to be replaced, and if you get shot in the face your helmet will save you but cracks open so it's a one-time life saver.

overall, as someone who only ever plays call of duty campaigns and never goes online, i think it's totally worth 30 dollars.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
37. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 27, 2017, 20:21 Nucas
 
Verno wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 14:00:
Cutter wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 11:34:
Blue wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 08:23:
Cutter wrote on Jul 26, 2017, 22:46:
'I promise I won't hit you no more, baby. Trust me, honey.'

I am calling for a retirement of the "humorous" allusions to domestic violence that these stories inspire.

Noted and rejected.

We need more stick and less carrot around here for chuckleheads like you.

now now, let him mouth off and feel defiant before he whimpers and complies.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
5. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 26, 2017, 22:00 Nucas
 
all bullshit until i see halo on pc.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jul 24, 2017, 19:21 Nucas
 
wow, a near perfect Morality Score of 96%!! MUST-PURCHASE TITLE FOR CHRIST

this game incidentally is pretty good. i've been running through space games recently trying to find something that scratches that freespace itch but, inevitably, i just end up replaying freespace in the end. there's just nothing out there that really hits all the marks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2017, 00:47 Nucas
 
my air conditioner broke about 2 weeks ago, was waiting on a replacement control board or something which finally got installed this morning. it's been over 95 degrees in my house every day for about 10 days now, and hasn't gotten below 87 even at night. i'm pleased i can finally turn my gaming pc/blast furnace on again.

SlimRam wrote on Jul 22, 2017, 21:55:
Trying to impede or discredit investigations didn't work with Nixon and it didn't work with Clinton. If Trump is guilty, they WILL find out and there WILL be consequences, it is almost inevitable.

wishful thinking. republicans control congress and will never turn on one of their own. the team comes first.
 
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News Comments > Devoid of Shadows Released
3. Re: Devoid of Shadows Released Jul 15, 2017, 00:43 Nucas
 
whenever i see "roguelike" in a game's description i stop reading.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2017, 13:01 Nucas
 
i've always been a fan of the term "the black death" myself.  
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News Comments > Black Mesa Delays Xen Again
3. Re: Black Mesa Delays Xen Again Jun 20, 2017, 12:21 Nucas
 
lol  
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News Comments > Consortium: The Tower Video
6. Re: Consortium: The Tower Video Jun 3, 2017, 18:28 Nucas
 
this game is made by some ex-cavedog guys based on their old cancelled game Amen: The Awakening from 17 years ago. also one of the only games jeremy soule has scored recently, based on the work he was doing on amen way back when.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials Reveal Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
22. Re: Ubisoft Financials Reveal Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 May 17, 2017, 15:47 Nucas
 
who the fuck is still buying far cry games?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2017, 14:22 Nucas
 
The Fifth Element is back in theaters this week for its 20th anniversary. tomorrow's the last day. think i'll have to catch it again.  
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News Comments > GeForce Prey Hotfix Drivers
12. Re: GeForce Prey Hotfix Drivers May 13, 2017, 05:18 Nucas
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 11, 2017, 15:15:
Slashman wrote on May 11, 2017, 14:32:
I still don't want an AMD/ATI card.

Not sure why I'd pay to have to wait for fixes for practically every game ever.

"Man I sure saved a bunch and stuck it to those nVidia-tards!"

"Cool man! Let's go play some <insert new game here>"

"Yeah...I wanna but I gotta wait for a fix first...can we play something old...er?" Embarrassed

Do you really not see the irony of posting this commentary in a topic about a Nvidia driver fix for a brand new game they had some release driver issues with? AMD has a terrible track record with this stuff, but it is mainly in their history as you don't hear much about newer games having issues, and when they do they are resolved pretty quick it seems. NVidia are the ones who have been screwing things up on the software side for a while. Geforce Experience is a fucking mess still, and their drivers are up to almost a half-gig now. Shadowplay/share is still a broken mess. Their installers are starting to unravel because of typos and registry errors with older drivers, to the point that using something like DDU is necessary to even install newer versions of geforce experience and other elements of their "software package".

Both companies are shit in the software/driver category right now. Yeah, they work.. but there is a lot of BS involved with either of them anymore if you look at the whole picture.


i've read more than once over the years - here, for example - from driver programmers that the real need for "fixes" is to smooth over badly written render code from the developers themselves. similar to how old versions of IE just continuously allowed bad HTML to display in their browsers for the sake of compatibility.
 
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