Jonjonz wrote on Sep 26, 2021, 06:28:
Ha, this is irrelevant to me, all I care about with Steam and GOG is I wish they would clearly label games that simply won't work with Win 10, or stop selling them, and give a refund with no time limits for any game that won't run on the current Windows OS.
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 25, 2021, 08:49:Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 21:21:
... I guess you wanna sound smarter than everyone else.Razumen wrote on Sep 25, 2021, 00:00:Nothing brings me more joy than kindergarten debate skills that were finely honed during recess.Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 21:50:
I guess you are smarter than me, you win.
Lol, no one cares about who's smarter here but you bud.
Simon Says wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 17:57:
*Insert meme here*
"I don't often agree with China's policies, but when I do, it's about crypto."
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 21:50:
Nice word, pedantic. I was vaguely familiar with it and got the gist from the context but had to look it up for the specific definition. I guess you are smarter than me, you win.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 15:30:I'm not using it incorrectly, that's what the feature was called, that's what was removed, and that was what Blizzard and all the news articles also referred it as. Anyone that's played the game knows what the feature is and what it does, and what I meant. You're just being hopelessly pedantic because, I guess you wanna sound smarter than everyone else.Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 15:12:Yes, your terminology usage is confusing to anyone who is knowledgeable in network protocols. And yes, it was called that and TCP/IP is a common term. However, you are using it incorrectly. Battle.net is using TCP/IP, in the modern world everything uses TCP/IP. Now, in the old days you might use something like NetBEUI (an IBM/Mircosoft network protocol) but in the last 20 years, it was all TCP/IP. Don't feel bad though, 99% of the population has no idea about this stuff, just nerds like me who ended up working in IT.
It's not confusing, it was always called TCP/IP, and is a commonly used term. And there is multiplayer without it, because Battle.net is not the same thing, it is distinct in both name and function.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 12:34:Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 12:30:Thanks for the clarification. Your word choice is slightly confusing because obviously it is using TCP/IP, otherwise there would be no on-line play.
I mean TCP/IP, it's not for offline but for P2P connections. Blizzard wants to force everyone to use Battle.net.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 09:21:Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2021, 09:16:I assume you mean off-line LAN multi-player?
Doubt I'll pick this up until someone figures out how to get TCP/IP back after Blizzard took it out after saying everything from the old game would be there.
Osc8r wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 21:26:
I recall all the mission variety in the early franchise, doing bounty hunting on huge mech's and thinking 'oh fuuuuk', competing in arena's, rescuing allies, running from nukes... and spending hours upon hours customizing my mech load-outs and trying different strategies to do the harder missions.
Then along came MW5, where you run around shooting endless tank and chopper respawns, and watch AI mech's mindlessly run into and demolish buildings they were meant to be protecting.
Gaming has definitely come along way!
Kxmode wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 23:56:
"please don't point to games on Origin, UPlay, or Battle.net" provides the platform context.
Pallais wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 09:11:Jonjonz wrote on Sep 23, 2021, 06:23:
Tim effectively kicked Crapple in the balls, so no wonder they are pissed. Losing all that sweet microtransaction revenue from online transactions is really the whole ball game with today's game economy. Both companies are evil, but Crapple has done way more harm to consumers than Epic ever dreamed of.
The judge found for Epic on the anti-steering count in the lawsuit. Apple won all the other counts. (The big one is that Apple isn't a monopoly and thus doesn't have to abide by those rules.) That a pretty puny "kick" from Epic. Even then, the ruling is going to be appealed up the court chain for years.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 20:42:Dash wrote on Sep 22, 2021, 20:06:Okay, I'll bite. I thought it was always an arena shooter, what was it originally?
I stopped with Fortnite when it became more an arena shooter over what it originally was.
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 02:27:Razumen wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 10:01:VaranDragon wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 02:30:
I've heard that after about 10hours of gameplay Deathloop gets extremely boring and repetitive and the AI is atrocious. So, par for the course.
Doubtful, considering the great scores it's getting.
Weird seeing all the hate here, Arkane's games have all be good and much better than the standard AAA fare.
When a reviewer whom I actually respect, and who's game of the year awards went to Dishonored and Prey, says the game is boring and disappointing, well yeah. I tend to believe that more than the average metacritic score. Also, I wasn't born yesterday. How many games got fucking awesome scores from the "yes men" brigade, and turned out to be total pieces of shit?
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 17:04:Razumen wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 10:21:Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 07:22:lochwinnoch78 wrote on Sep 20, 2021, 06:42:
re: Britain Signals Intent to Revert to the Imperial System
I think this is nothing more than a dead-cat distraction thrown into the media by the government. Shops and manufacturers are not going to be interested in changing all weighing equipment, packaging, signage, labelling etc for no benefit whatsoever. And no mass in the public is asking for it to happen.
It's one of the strategic blood-boilers that this government likes to throw out and dominate the headlines with to take focus off of - in this case - Boris' recent cabinet shuffle to put even more of his cronies close to him and throw out troublemakers to his agenda. Notice how that disappeared from headlines before it even got the chance to be analysed to assess its true impact.
60% of people under 40 in the UK use metric. 12% of those over 60 do.
Once again, old people voting ruin things for future generations with their "how we've always done it is best" mentality
Calm down. Allowing shops to sell in Imperial units if they want to isn't going to bring down society.
No, but first off, they're already allowed to sell in Imperial units. They always were. This forced them to also use metric.
It isn't the "end of the world," and I certainly didn't imply it was, but people here freak out when devices use non-standard adapters. This is encouraging a step back to non-standard measurement, out of sync with the rest of the world, because many people over 40 are too ignorant to adapt.
A change like this, to something objectively better, takes two to three generations, and a country shouldn't hold itself back because it scares people over 40. Sticking with imperial is gloating over your own ignorance.