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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 11, 2021, 22:50
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 11, 2021, 22:50
Mar 11, 2021, 22:50
 
I feel like I've already lived through one of these internet for all attempts. Very laudable goal, but last time they gave the telcos 4billion+ to lay fiber everywhere. Some fiber got put in, then the telcos slowly and quietly just gave up on it all.
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Re: Bethesda Games Join Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow
Mar 11, 2021, 22:48
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Re: Bethesda Games Join Xbox Game Pass Tomorrow Mar 11, 2021, 22:48
Mar 11, 2021, 22:48
 
Goodbye, Bethesda. I enjoyed a lot of your games!
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Mar 11, 2021, 22:45
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 11, 2021, 22:45
Mar 11, 2021, 22:45
 
I don't watch streamers or youtubers, but this guy got swatted multiple times in one year, in addition to having effectively an amateur hitman sent to his house by another streamer? What the fuck is wrong with these people? Also how the fuck is he pissing people off this badly? That seems like victim blaming, I know, but somebody actually sending an armed attacker to his house, in addition to multiple swattings?

*DISCLAIMER* Of course, because this is the internet, assuming any of his claims are true in the first place.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 10, 2021, 21:44
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 10, 2021, 21:44
Mar 10, 2021, 21:44
 
Comcast expects Peacock to break even by 2025? Holy shit, the streaming wars have gone completely insane. They plan on dropping a couple billion until then.. ridiculous.

What regular people can even afford all of these different streaming services now? It's worse than cable prices in the old days... or the current days too, I guess.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Mar 10, 2021, 16:32
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Re: Morning Interviews Mar 10, 2021, 16:32
Mar 10, 2021, 16:32
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 9, 2021, 02:56:
I just played the demo, it's basically old-school Mass Effect with the extra gore and nihilistic humor that are trademarks of the People Can Fly devs. It has very little in common with The Division, specifically, so I'm not sure why people have been comparing it to that.

Third person shooter cover shooter, loot featuring heavily in it, but yeah it's definitely heavily influenced by Destiny 2 also. I just appreciate Division 2's AI a whole lot MORE, after playing the Outriders demo. Because the Outriders enemy AI was... not great.

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2021, 16:11
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 10, 2021, 16:11
Mar 10, 2021, 16:11
 
Well, I think everyone knew the miners would bypass whatever bullshit limiter attempt Nvidia was going to do, but... FUCK CRYPTOCURRENCY. It's heavily contributing to my inability to build a new desktop this year.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Announced
Mar 10, 2021, 16:10
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Announced Mar 10, 2021, 16:10
Mar 10, 2021, 16:10
 
Wow, this looks great! Really captures the feel of those classic Capcom beat 'em ups.

The cutscene animation is great too.. looks like I have to buy yet another game.
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Re: etc., etc.
Mar 10, 2021, 12:26
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Re: etc., etc. Mar 10, 2021, 12:26
Mar 10, 2021, 12:26
 
Well, their doors need to do all that, plus animate correctly, interact with players and mobs correctly, not clip, etc.

It adds up quick, I'd assume. Any studio can make some shitty magically opening doors that clip through walls and players.
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Re: Stronghold: Warlords Released
Mar 10, 2021, 10:16
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Re: Stronghold: Warlords Released Mar 10, 2021, 10:16
Mar 10, 2021, 10:16
 
Hrm, less than favorable reviews on Steam. I guess I'll hold off for a major sale, if at all.
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Re: Into the Black
Mar 9, 2021, 19:24
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Re: Into the Black Mar 9, 2021, 19:24
Mar 9, 2021, 19:24
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 9, 2021, 06:57:
Red Sonja? Oh, well, this would be a TOTALLY different character if someone invented it nowadays.


Lady Deth, Bayonetta, a hundred other bikini clad supermodel fighting women beg to differ.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Mar 8, 2021, 19:39
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Re: Morning Interviews Mar 8, 2021, 19:39
Mar 8, 2021, 19:39
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 13:26:
Anyway, first I've heard of Outriders and I still don't know jack about, but the fact that it doesn't have pvp has me interested.


It's a third person cover shooter, ARPG, sort of. Borrows heavily from a lot of games, post apocalyptic humanity is on an alien world, fighting for survival. The demo is available all over, play it for a few hours and find out. I found it to be sorta boring by the end of the demo, but your mileage may vary. Enemy AI is currently not amazing, although the Outriders demo did make me appreciate Division 2 a whole lot more.

*EDIT* Also, Ugh, the Six Days in Fallujah game... there is NO WAY that doesn't come out as an insult to humanity itself, rofl.

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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Mar 8, 2021, 19:09
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 8, 2021, 19:09
Mar 8, 2021, 19:09
 
It's probably a little too late to effectively retaliate against Russia and China with hack attempts. They've been winning there for years vs the USA, and US corporations have moved almost all manufacturing to China. It's probably better to start WW3, give everybody something to talk about, while the ice caps melt, and humanity roasts in the next 10-20 years.
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Re: Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Gets EU Approval
Mar 8, 2021, 12:52
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Re: Microsoft's ZeniMax Acquisition Gets EU Approval Mar 8, 2021, 12:52
Mar 8, 2021, 12:52
 
This is probably terrible news. ZeniMax owns Bethesda, among many others, last time I checked.

Oh well, maybe MS will get Bethesda to finally stop using the same fucking engine for the past 12 games.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Mar 8, 2021, 11:21
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 8, 2021, 11:21
Mar 8, 2021, 11:21
 
Don't get me wrong, I used to love seeing movies in the theater. I probably went 40-50 times a year, easily, to movie theaters up until the end of 2019. I probably put a major dent into local movie theater revenue when I stopped in early 2020.

That doesn't mean I enjoyed other people in the theaters, most of the time, talking, chewing at 120 decibels, on their phone, moving around, bumping into my seat or walking in front of me, etc.

I'll miss the feeling of, say watching Saving Private Ryan in the theater, the opening week, or the Matrix, or even some of the recent Avengers movies, having a crowd can be a bonus.

Just now, it seems irresponsible and potentially harmful or fatal to others, if not myself, to encourage theater operation by going to their businesses. In addition to the other conveniences already mentioned below.

Christopher Nolan -> deliberately does his sound like that, apparently whatever his sound mixing is, doesn't translate well to home theater setups usually, and the dialogue is inaudible. It infuriates me, but he will probably do that for the rest of his career.

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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Mar 8, 2021, 08:20
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 8, 2021, 08:20
Mar 8, 2021, 08:20
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 07:40:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 06:38:
Also, I am most likely never setting foot inside of a theater ever again,...
Because? Cost? Health related? The frequency of my theater visits over the years has certainly decreased. Basically for two reasons, first I now subscribe to movie channels like Starz, Showtime, etc. second as the price has gone up the value of it has gone down. That said, there are some films which really "deserve" to be seen on a screen that big, so I imagine I'll continue going occasionally once the pandemic clears, obviously.

The global pandemic, you may have heard of it.

Seriously though, even post vaccination, assuming I can get vaccinated this year, in this shitshow of a state, I don't feel as though the reward outweighs the risk of sitting in people's exhalations for 2-3 hours.

We're probably well on our way in the USA to a new strain outbreak, either UK or South African or Brazilian variants of COVID19, and the country still has 70,000 new infections a day? Assuming people are even getting tested widely in every state, the pandemic is not under control, and people are refusing to wear masks, or wear them properly in a lot of the country.

Add in that some movies are going to streaming earlier, and I can watch in the comfort of my own home, with my own food/living room, etc. ... I have less and less interest in ever going back to a theatre, even if COVID19 magically disappears in 2022.
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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Mar 8, 2021, 06:38
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 8, 2021, 06:38
Mar 8, 2021, 06:38
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 21:33:
Huh, crickets. Netflix buys exclusive rights to a third party film, and no one is complaining. I was sure that half the people on this site were against this kind of "uncompetitive" behavior. I guess that folks must have some alternative reason for being upset when Epic does it, because based on the lack of response here, they don't seem opposed to the concept.

I see what you're saying, but the movie industry has always been this sort of exclusive way, in terms of studios buying rights to movies and sometimes burying them for decades. Also, I am most likely never setting foot inside of a theater ever again, so hopefully Netflix, Amazon Prime, or HBO Max get rights to all the good would-be theatrical releases, from my perspective. I see Hulu as more like EGS, in terms of overall annoyance and hoovering ability.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Mar 8, 2021, 00:09
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Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 8, 2021, 00:09
Mar 8, 2021, 00:09
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 21:30:
I'm getting super tempted to pick up Valheim. Just finished Creaks and it was excellent.

Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did, if you do. I'm finding Valheim to be sorta boring. The building isn't bad, but running around collecting resources is mind numbing. The combat is... overrated, in my opinion. Maybe it's much better with coop, but I was leveling up my guy solo, since everybody else is already level 9000, and their worlds overall are far more difficult. Also, difficulty is effectively gated by gathered resources, to upgrade your gear to unlock the next zone.

Maybe I'll go back to it after the official release, but I doubt it.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Mar 7, 2021, 17:10
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 7, 2021, 17:10
Mar 7, 2021, 17:10
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 16:47:
computer controlled shocks? I don't understand.

I'm not a car guy, I really should have said "suspension" not shocks. Here's Bose's version from the late 90s, video is dated 2016 but it's earlier than that I believe.

There were probably a couple companies working on electromagnetic/computer controlled suspensions in the 80s/90s, based on video demonstrations on youtube, and zero actual in person experience by me. But none of them apparently ever made it into an actual production vehicle, the Bose version basically got modified to use as a seat upgrade for truckers.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Mar 7, 2021, 15:34
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 7, 2021, 15:34
Mar 7, 2021, 15:34
 
Sigwolf wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 18:18:
I can't figure out what is more stupid... the existence of these "NFT"s for something as lame as a tweet, or the people that actually bid real money for them. wtf

Gotta get your 21st century tulip bulbs while they're hot! Also, money laundering, etc.
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Re: Air Force Reverse Engineering
Mar 7, 2021, 15:32
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Re: Air Force Reverse Engineering Mar 7, 2021, 15:32
Mar 7, 2021, 15:32
 
Well, not too surprising, the Stealth Bomber (B2) was flying as early as 1989?

All the guys who worked on the various top secret parts of that project are probably retired or dead, and the few copies of whatever methods to make the heat dissipators on the jets are probably on expired floppy discs, or paper blue prints lost in some file cabinet somewhere, or purposely destroyed.

It's a little telling that they didn't bother to transfer those technologies to later 'stealth' aircraft, a gigantic tactical mistake in the name of secrecy. Or lost in some series of secret corporate licenses that are lost to out of business contractors or who knows where.

It reminds me of those computer controlled shocks some companies were experimenting with in the 70s-80s... that were awesome, but got labeled as too expensive and too heavy (at the time) and just completely pushed to the side for the next 40-50 years. Now, we're inundated with electric cars with massive computing onboard, and huge batteries... it seems like a no brainer to bring back the computer controlled shocks... but of course they are nowhere to be found, and all the plans are long gone or locked away under patents.
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