JoeNapalm wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 16:04:
Having played Crescent Hawk's Inception on an IBM 8088, I approve of this message.
Now get off my lawn.
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 22:02:
I never played the first one. Will have to see how reviews turn out for this.
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 27, 2017, 20:02:
Hell, the two stash tabs are almost worth $15. A premium stash tab over on Path of Exile is $4 and I've bought at least 20 of them. So $7.5 is a bit high, but in the acceptable range.
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 09:14:sdgundamx wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 07:47:
It's still baffling to me how there are people on this site who want to stick their fingers in their ears and pretend there isn't a problem with character representation in video games (and all media, really).
There isn't, talk about FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. How about you use that brain and morality to solve actual problems. Where does having girls in videogames fall on the list of worlds most pressing problems?
Reality is your a moralist and a bad one, most people complaining about gender in entertainment are stupid. Just like religious folks and old people claimed rockin roll was the devil and comic books are signs of moral degeneration.
The reality is art is limitless it shouldn't be made to cater to anyone's moral compass.
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 21:46:Cutter wrote on Nov 7, 2016, 20:53:
This is a major issue, right? After all, our economies are based entirely on conspicuous consumption. So if estimates are correct that AI and robots can replace the vast majority of the workforce than what drives the economy? A universal guaranteed income is the bare minimum. Certainly not what would keep our lifestyle - as we're accustomed to it - happily chugging along. Short of having matter replicators a la Star Trek that eliminates the need for a consumption based economy this will likely end very badly, i.e. WWIII. Well, as the Chinese curse goes, may you live in interesting times.
I had this conversation with my parents the other day. They watched Dateline or 20/20 or whatever about robots and AI. I pointed out it's true. Even though the $15-minimum-wage-haters will tell you it will just mean that McDonald's is now robots, that's going to happen over the next decade, anyway. You'll be ordering from your smart phone.
Call centers? AI. Hell, I do high level corporate strategy and I think I can be replaced at some point. White collar jobs will disappear, too.
My mom finds this horrifying and wonders what we'll do. I hadn't heard Musk say this before, but it's the only option. Socialism. Pure socialism. Everyone gets $XXX dollars per year. No one works. Everyone is an artist or, in more honesty, everyone sits at home jerking off all day until humanity goes extinct from laziness.
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 20:31:Steazy wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 18:24:They get those kinds of rates because they may only get 4 hours of work on a project. And remember no benefits. So, a good portion of any income they are spending on things those programmers and devs are getting either along with their jobs, or at least at discounted rates. If they were rolling in dough do you think they'd bother saying something? I know I wouldn't.
$825 for 4 hours, up to $1600 a session for atmospheric voices. Who was it who told me VA's didn't make $200 an hour? They were right, they can make up to $400 an hour *base*. Sounds pretty tough.
NetHead wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 19:59:Beamer wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 19:08:Steazy wrote on Oct 25, 2016, 17:18:
Feeling really bad for voice actors since they're the only people who get screwed in this industry.
I'll never understand comments like this. Someone talking about one problem doesn't mean that other problems don't exist.
Maybe he posted that because he thinks problems should at least be prioritised, such as addressing those most effected first.
Cutter wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 20:31:
No. Don't fucking get over it. Gent angry.Businesses can take certain legal precautions to reduce the risk of getting copied. A first, crucial step, according to Song Zhu, who litigates IP disputes between US and Chinese firms at California-based law firm Ruyak Cherian LLP, is to apply for utility and design patents for a product that’s valid in the US, China, and anywhere else one hopes to sell.
Yeah because that's not at all expensive or time consuming. Oh sure, it's totally plausible for some dude trying to crowdsource money like in the article to do this.
"Hi I need to raise 50 grand for the prototype and initial orders, and a million for international lawyers, patents, contracts, and bribes.'
How about we just go back to cutting China off completely and bringing back manufacturing here. It's a win for workers and the environment!
Rhialto wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 09:34:Level designer. Brought in for Johnny Mosely Mad Trix 2, but that got cancelled a month after I arrived so I worked on Army Men Sarge's War until it went Gold. Then I switched to external development, where I was working on a cool spiritual successor to Herzog Zwei using the Army Men universe (using a helicopter to transport troops around the map instead of a jet, no transforming though). We had just gotten the prototype up and running when everything hit the fan.sdgundamx wrote on Mar 20, 2016, 09:14:What was your job?
As someone who was at 3DOI have to go in person to the bankruptcy court in San Fran and spend about 50 bucks to fill in the paperwork and get the check released. Which is a problem since I no longer live in the U.S.You got in touch and explained it all and that's really the only way? That suck...
Rhialto wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 13:19:
Now I know who killed the 3DO... I still have my FZ-1.
nin wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 16:47:Nucas wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 16:29:InBlack wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 15:37:
I wonder what D3 would have been like if Blizzard North had been left to it's own devices and allowed to finish the game. I guess we will never know *sigh*
i think the game is in a pretty complete state now. have you checked it out recently? i never played it at launch, only heard the stories..
D3 is in a great state now. The last few patches have added all sorts of new content, which is nice. I can't play it for months straight at a time (I couldn't do that with d2, either), but it's great for popping in a week or two here and there.