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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
8. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 03:29 yuastnav
 
Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2016, 01:07:
Doom's 20 bucks. That seems a pretty good price.

In my opinion DOOM is not worth it.
Shadow Warrior 2 is just better in every respect, so I'd totally recommend that!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 24, 2016, 03:21 yuastnav
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 11:33:
Anyone can be asked to do anything, now whether they do it or not is a different matter.

The issue was that there is a committee that is supposed to figure out to what extent the NSA spied on German citizens or something like that. Now this committee is made up of the minority, as far as I know of people from the Green and the Left parties.
They wanted to get Snowden so they could interview him, since he is the one who knows the most and would be willing to share this information. However the federal government of Germany refused to invite him since they don't really give a damn about German citizens and didn't want to upset the USA since, once Snowden would arrive in Germany, they would need to think about granting him asylum.
The Green and the Left party sued and Germany's federal court of justice agreed with them and basically told the German government that they HAVE to assist this committee, there is no way around that.

That is why Snowden can be asked now but couldn't before. Our spineless, cowardly politicians in the government just refused to.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Released
16. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 11, 2016, 05:41 yuastnav
 
Will probably play it once I get to play on my gaming machine again. Need to finish Shadow Warrior 2 first and also play Dishonoured 2.

I like Obsidian games.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for Free
8. Re: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for Free Nov 9, 2016, 14:31 yuastnav
 
I could only bear to play this for a couple of hours.

I dunno. The shooting felt extremely subpar. Didn't feel satisfying at all. I remember watching TB's WTF is and thinking "Alright! This looks good."
Well, looks can be deceiving. Was very disappointed.

Then again I only really liked the first Far Cry (up until the mutants). I quit Far Cry 2 after two hours or so and haven't touched any of the sequels (except Blood Dragon) since. And I don't think I'm missing out much.
 
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News Comments > Transport Fever Rolls Out
2. Re: Transport Fever Rolls Out Nov 9, 2016, 03:02 yuastnav
 
Yeah, me too, after how disappointing train fever was.

I just want a modern take on Transport Tycoon, with features from Simutrans like underground building and none of the jankiness.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
80. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 02:58 yuastnav
 
My condolences.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 8, 2016, 10:02 yuastnav
 
NetHead wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 07:15:
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When last have you beaten a simple unbridled computer at a game of chess, what makes you think you'd do better when things that are more complicated with more to consider and remember, in situations that increasingly require interacting with other computers.
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You cannot really say that once you can build a simple version of something it becomes easy to build more complicated ones.

A computer that is designed to win at chess can do one thing well: play chess. Almost anything else this machine will completely fail at.

AI development has been at a relative standstill for decades now. Yes of course, people in the 50s thought that speech recognition and language development is easy and you can just take a PhD student and tell him to solve this problem in a couple of months. Turns it out's not that easy.

It's true that we can build even more and more complex machines but this is not really scalable. There are still no AIs, speech recognition is at a very basic level, just like the understanding of a language or visual perception. Hell for visual perception you would also need technologies that would allow you to even get close to how a human eye functions.

When you have a certain task and you have many variables to consider machines aren't always the best choice.
Same thing for innovation. Yeah you can use numerical methods to solve problems in some way but there still are integrals and differential equations that not even the best computer in the world can solve. And crunching numbers is a speciality when it comes to computers. But adding numbers together is not how you solve certain mathematical tasks.


In the end only time will tell how quickly AI development will advance.
What we have right now is rather sobering. Mass consumer products like Cortana, Siri and Google Assistant are really pretty terrible.
When it comes to neuroscience we're not that far advanced, either.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
4. Re: Sunday Patches Nov 6, 2016, 18:42 yuastnav
 
I wrote them an email, years ago. Telling them how I love their Saints Row games and whether, bychance, there were any plans of making a new Freespace game.

Never received a single word back.
 
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News Comments > 10 Million Play The Crew
10. Re: 10 Million Play The Crew Nov 4, 2016, 18:40 yuastnav
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:53:
yuastnav wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:24:
I played it for a few hours. The handling is abysmal. I like open world games but I cannot see myself playing this. I just hope that the handling in Horizon 3 is better but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Next racer I'll probably try is Assetto Corsa. Project Cars' handling is pretty good but there are still some problems like brakes never locking up etc.

Ok if you have ever played a Forza or Forza Horizon game how DARE you bitch about car handling. If the car handling is wrong, then you are driving it wrong.

That being said, The Crew has BAD car handling. Which surprises me because this was originally suppose to be a "Driver" game. It's worse then Watch Dogs, but slightly better then Sleeping Dogs car handling.

I've now played Forza Motorsports 6 and Forza Horizon 3.

FM6 has pretty good physics but FH3 is just terrible. It's pure Arcade. Better than The Crew but more on the level of TDU2.
 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 3 Demo
20. Re: Forza Horizon 3 Demo Nov 4, 2016, 18:29 yuastnav
 
Bumpy wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 17:03:
Having just played them back to back. FH3 obviously wins in graphics but as far as handling and physics go, I'd call it a dead heat with Test Drive Unlimited 2. TDU1 has them both beat if you play in Hardcore mode.

I simply do not understand why they don't allow the option to have proper sim handling and physics in FH3 straight from the Forza game.

Makes zero sense to me to block out that section of the market that prefers sims.

I thank this demo for save a purchase for something else.

Also, being forced to watch 5 minutes of intro movies each time you start the demo is rather rude IMO. FWIW, I did have some stutters in the demo with my GTX970; which is a pretty common complaint from what I read.

Yeah, just tried FH3 and the physics is absolute rubbish. It's better than The Crew, I think, but it's not really much better than TDU2.

Also there is just nothing realistic about a Lamborghini driving 200 km/h on sand.

And yes, I've turned all assists off. It doesn't make it better. Sorry Spunky, but in my opinion FH3 is a far cry from a simulation. It's really very arcadey.

So I stand by my earlier point. I want a realistic driving game in an open world. And from what I've read so far the world in this one is pretty empty which is a shame.
 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 3 Demo
14. Re: Forza Horizon 3 Demo Nov 4, 2016, 16:21 yuastnav
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 15:27:
yuastnav wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:27:
ViRGE wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 12:32:
So as someone who has never played a Forza game before, which series is the fun, arcadey one? Forza or Horizon?

I haven't played Horizon but I've played Forza Motorsport 6. I guess it depends on what you want.
If the driving in Horizon is anything like The Crew or Test Drive Unlimited 2 then I don't think I could recommend it. But maybe you want a really arcade racer.
Motorsports on the other hand is a lot more sim-like. So if you want to have more real handling you'll go for Motosports.

I just wish there was a game that would marry both. Open world racing and great, realistic handling. All I want is to take a more or less regular car, tune it and drive it around the city and race other drivers through traffic.

Well, then turn off the assists in FH3 and you'll likely find what you're wanting. Even with them on, FH3 isn't remotely as arcadey as The Crew or TDU2 (both of those were made by the same people btw). The engine underneath is still Forza's Sim system, but tweaked to be more forgiving.

I'm gonna warn you guys up front here, force the game to 30 or 36 fps unless you want stuttering when you get into certain areas. The game engine seems designed to load data between frames, and it's not super excited about trying to load detail data in between 70-80 fps as you cannonball into Surfers Paradise in a supercar.

As for the person playing with a keyboard...good luck, there. Not sure what the avoidance of a controller is about, but for racing games, you're literally pulling the exact reverse of the whole KB/M vs controllers argument. You're trying to replace analog control with "all or nothing" digital, which takes every bit of control nuance away from you.

What bugs me is that Forza Motorsports 6 doesn't support my wheel, the Driving Force GT. I've had plenty of fun with it until I got to the tier where you are driving the Porsche over this 5 minute long track and my xbox controller just didn't cut it anymore (since I'm absolutely useless with controllers, having grown up with keyboard and mouse only). This is what ultimately led me away from FM6 over to Project Cars.
I'll try the FH3 demo with a controller. Hopefully it will be okay, will report back.

Right now what keeps me from playing is Windows not letting me start the game due to old drivers (wat) and geforce experience wants me to log in all of a sudden. What in the actual fuck. Why should I login?
Sigh. Need to install drivers manually now.
 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 3 Demo
11. Re: Forza Horizon 3 Demo Nov 4, 2016, 14:27 yuastnav
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 12:32:
So as someone who has never played a Forza game before, which series is the fun, arcadey one? Forza or Horizon?

I haven't played Horizon but I've played Forza Motorsport 6. I guess it depends on what you want.
If the driving in Horizon is anything like The Crew or Test Drive Unlimited 2 then I don't think I could recommend it. But maybe you want a really arcade racer.
Motorsports on the other hand is a lot more sim-like. So if you want to have more real handling you'll go for Motosports.

I just wish there was a game that would marry both. Open world racing and great, realistic handling. All I want is to take a more or less regular car, tune it and drive it around the city and race other drivers through traffic.
 
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News Comments > 10 Million Play The Crew
6. Re: 10 Million Play The Crew Nov 4, 2016, 14:24 yuastnav
 
I played it for a few hours. The handling is abysmal. I like open world games but I cannot see myself playing this. I just hope that the handling in Horizon 3 is better but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Next racer I'll probably try is Assetto Corsa. Project Cars' handling is pretty good but there are still some problems like brakes never locking up etc.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Free Weekend
9. Re: Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide Free Weekend Nov 4, 2016, 14:06 yuastnav
 
Eh, why not. It's free.

Will have to find time for this between my summer car, playing guitar and the forza horizon 3 demo.

Although there is also owlboy and house of the dying sun which I might buy. hmmm
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Collector's Edition
2. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Collector's Edition Nov 1, 2016, 03:51 yuastnav
 
Eh, not interested.

With that said this is one of the best shooters I have played in recent time.

After the incredibly huge disappointment that was DOOM this is really a breath of fresh air. Granted, just like in DOOM, I'm not a huge fan of the map design, although it's still better than DOOM's.
Apart from that the shooting feels a lot better, the movement is definitely much, much better (seriously, I can just fly around the enemies and shoot at them from all directions, it's a real twitch-fest and I'm lovin' it) and I love the humour.

Not a fan of all the upgrades, especially because the enemies become real bullet sponges at higher difficulties but it also felt like that in DOOM where most enemies didn't die because of the moronic gore kill system and you had to shoot them again. Just slowed the game down incredibly. Was no fun at all.

Also this game does melee right. Instead of taking control from you (like a certain chainsaw) you can do almost anything you want.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
25. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 08:34 yuastnav
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 16:06:
Nullity wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 14:16:
Good news! There's this other, completely FREE, operating system environment called Linux that lets you do just what you want, without selling a kidney for the Apple tax, put up with their stupid anti-convenience design decisions, or having to endure their awful UI!

So yeah, sarcasm aside, your post seem like you were willfully ignoring every other flavor of *nix keep your spot on the Apple fanboi bandwagon.

I'm also a developer/programmer. Linux is great for this, but if I had to use a Mac, I'd feel like Peter Gibbons in Office Space, pre-hypnosis.
I ran Desktop Linux for 5 years as my primary machine. It is great in a desktop environment, but terrible on a laptop. Things like Sleep/Hibernate were not reliable. Updates broke my env too often. I LOVE linux, I probably have about 10 linux installations going around my house, but I can't use it on my laptops.

I also do music recording in Logic Pro on my laptop. It's so much better than what Linux has to offer (Ardour) and works with zero latency problems. I would love to go back to Linux 100%, but I just can't at the moment.

Heh interesting. I've had the exact opposite experience. Never really used Linux on my Desktop but always had laptops running Debian.

Although it doesn't work like a charm, unfortunately. Things like battery configuration and hibernation don't work very well.
Apart from that it works without a problem. And has been for about 14 years now.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Free Weekend
15. Re: Natural Selection 2 Free Weekend Oct 30, 2016, 08:25 yuastnav
 
Played thousands of hours of NS1 back in the days.
It was pretty awesome but it died off. Not quite sure why. People just stopped playing.
Balancing a game like this is actually really difficult but the balance was okay, in my opinion.

What killed NS2 was the engine. I had high hopes for this game but then they decided they want to do most things in LUA and it ended up being terribly slow.

The fucking slow HL1 engine was already not fast enough for the fades and skulks flying around the map in NS1 but their new LUA-written engine was even slower and that is why it took years before I had a proper look at this game which consisted of me playing for more than one hour or so. But it was too late. People would come when there was a major update or a sale and a few weeks later it would become really difficult to find a server to play again.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
19. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 08:21 yuastnav
 
Man, if someone told me I HAD to a Mac because because because I would just give them the bird.  
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News Comments > Free Project CARS - Pagani Edition
3. Re: Free Project CARS - Pagani Edition Oct 30, 2016, 08:11 yuastnav
 
Actually bought this game a couple of weeks ago.

At first I played it with keyboard/gamepad and wasn't too impressed.
Then I connected my Driving Force GT wheel to my PC and man this is so much fun. I'm hoping to get a hold of the other games like Assetto Corsa, iRacing, Automobilista and what have you (unfortunately rfactor needs a subscription).

I was also having fun with Forza Motorsport 6 and a gamepad but then wanted to play it with a wheel. For some moronic reason they decided not to support the Driving Force GT, one of the most common wheels there is. Bye bye, Forza.

The career mode in Project Cars is a lot of fun so far, anyway. Started with mini karts and now I'll be starting the next season with super karts. Really excited to play it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2016, 09:25 yuastnav
 
yuastnav wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 02:59:
theglaze wrote on Oct 26, 2016, 11:19:
Epic rally move: How to own the first corner like a boss.

WOW! Race

Someone should make a "Deja vu" remake video out of that.

How incredibly silly of me to think that this hasn't been done already.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U3fDQDQ6PA
 
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