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Signed On Jun 25, 2010, 15:17
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
23. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 12:37 yuastnav
 
Probably not before 2019.

Anyway, I have given up hope that we'll ever see something like Morrowind again. How awesome it was to create ridiculous spells, put a ridiculous and useless set of clothes, armour and an enchanted robe on a character and basically fly across half of Vvardenfell... just because. Also, the way women and men walk differently in Skyrim is pretty dumb.

Oh well, we'll always have the sandboxy goodness of OpenMW.

What an action adventure with rpg elements like TES really needs is a next generation AI and dynamic world simulation. Of course you need to have scripted events if you want to tell a story but being to become Archmage and no one even bats an eye at that is pretty ridiculous. For that, however, you would also need dynamic dialogue generation and speech synthetisation. I don't think something like that is going to be realistic in the next few decades.

I wonder what "big plans" they have.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Trailer; Alpha & Early Access Details
2. Re: Lawbreakers Trailer; Alpha & Early Access Details Jun 14, 2016, 08:36 yuastnav
 
We'll see. I'm for one am looking forward to it. I would've loved to play Overwatch but the stars just didn't align. Hopefully I'll get access to my gaming rig in the next months so I can try out Lawbreakers. The concept of an arena shooter with less emphasis on vastly different heroes is much more appealing than the rock paper scissors style of Overwatch.  
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News Comments > Quake Champions Announced
49. Re: Quake Champions Announced Jun 14, 2016, 06:27 yuastnav
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 15:13:
yuastnav wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 15:11:
Why can't we just have something like Quake 3?
A fast, arena-based shooter with no loadouts, no special characters/abilities, no heroes, no bullshit.

Just balanced gameplay, a large array of awesome weapons, fast-paced movement and balanced and well-designed levels.

We do, it's called Quake 3 Live and no one plays it.

Barely anyone plays it because the game is almost 17 years old.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
15. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 06:21 yuastnav
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 05:49:
Quboid wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 21:04:
Very enjoyable old-school shooter

I don't get the appeal after playing the demo. It was just as disappointing as the lame multiplayer beta.

This is a casual shooting gallery. It's Candy Crush with guns. Nothing more, nothing less.
I don't see what is "old school" about it except the rather shitty graphics.

It doesn't even have reload. Most of my old school shooters had a reload mechanic and they often times had gameplay revolving around the preservation of ammo. Ammo was often times sparse, especially at the higher difficulty levels. You had to either aim and shoot really well or explore a lot to find hidden stashes with additional clips of ammo. That was old school. Not even having reload is casual crap.

The weapons also lack ooomph. Where's the visceral BOOM when you fire the shotgun? Not there. It's tame and lame.

Now add to this stuff like the glory kill QTEs (that's exactly what they are... a QTE) or checkpoint saves instead of a proper F5 save anywhere and you have a casual console port shooting gallery that may be fun in very short bursts on a lunch break but it ain't nuttin' special I'll tell ya that!

$2.99 sale for the GOTY. Maybe. But probably not. Pass. Next.

Thanks for the heads up. I haven't had access to my gaming rig for some time now and due to this idiotic one week limitation for the demo I won't be able to play it so I'll know for the future to stay away from this game.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Announced
26. Re: Quake Champions Announced Jun 13, 2016, 15:11 yuastnav
 
Why can't we just have something like Quake 3?
A fast, arena-based shooter with no loadouts, no special characters/abilities, no heroes, no bullshit.

Just balanced gameplay, a large array of awesome weapons, fast-paced movement and balanced and well-designed levels.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black May 27, 2016, 07:06 yuastnav
 
I thought all modern windows were like this. Huh.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Delayed?
19. Re: No Man's Sky Delayed? May 26, 2016, 14:01 yuastnav
 
Dacron wrote on May 26, 2016, 13:52:
Has it been confirmed No Mans Sky will be devoid of gameplay/story, or is this all based off speculation and humour?

They won't outright say that the game has no content but they haven't really shown any content in the videos that have been released so far either.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. May 19, 2016, 14:52 yuastnav
 
Beamer wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:46:
yuastnav wrote on May 19, 2016, 09:20:
Task wrote on May 17, 2016, 11:57:
Polygon "can't into Star Fox Zero," as well which was funny since I made my way through it no problem on Wii U.

They also "Can't into semi-realistic Medieval Slavic/Nord" of Witcher 3 when CD Red masterfully adapted the style/setting of the books into full on expanded sequel games, while not shying away or comprising from depicting how Medieval life was + myths done beautifully. Since we don't have time machines, books, games, and art are the window into it, so getting squirmy about it is kinda dumb.

*sigh*
I wish they didn't use the book as a reference for the combat system because it has absolutely nothing to do what we know about how sword fighting was in the renaissance and the middle ages.

No sane human would fight like Geralt because he'd end up with a sword stuck in his back while doing one of his little stupid pirouettes.

I mean, if we want to talk about realism, in fighting and medieval life, shouldn't we question the giant scorpions, the dragons, the magic, and the deserts in Poland?

Yes I see the point but this is one of my personal gripes. You don't need to make super realistic combat, it would be almost impossible and probably boring.
However, the way Geralt moves is just INSULTINGLY stupid. There is almost nothing realistic about magic, however, it's not something that has any connection to reality. But there is swordfighting and of course you need to adapt that to a game because the controls are much more limited. I just can't believe why anyone would ever think that doing a pirouette midfight is anything but moronic.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. May 19, 2016, 09:20 yuastnav
 
Task wrote on May 17, 2016, 11:57:
Polygon "can't into Star Fox Zero," as well which was funny since I made my way through it no problem on Wii U.

They also "Can't into semi-realistic Medieval Slavic/Nord" of Witcher 3 when CD Red masterfully adapted the style/setting of the books into full on expanded sequel games, while not shying away or comprising from depicting how Medieval life was + myths done beautifully. Since we don't have time machines, books, games, and art are the window into it, so getting squirmy about it is kinda dumb.

*sigh*
I wish they didn't use the book as a reference for the combat system because it has absolutely nothing to do what we know about how sword fighting was in the renaissance and the middle ages.

No sane human would fight like Geralt because he'd end up with a sword stuck in his back while doing one of his little stupid pirouettes.
 
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News Comments > Space Pirates And Zombies 2 Early Access
6. Re: Space Pirates And Zombies 2 Early Access May 19, 2016, 09:16 yuastnav
 
Never bothered to finish SPAZ1 either. I don't remember what size galaxy I picked but I know that I've stopped playing after a couple of hours because it got really samey.

Not that that's a bad thing, necessarily. I've put 120 hours into Stardew Valley and had a blast, but the combat in SPAZ1 didn't really do it for me. Maybe because I was spoiled by the combat in Starsector, which I'm coming back to every time they release a new major update.

I really hope we won't have to wait for Starsector a lot longer. It will take FractalSoftworks already as much time to finish Starsector as it took MinMax Games to make two.
 
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News Comments > Shadwen Released
1. Re: Shadwen Released May 17, 2016, 15:13 yuastnav
 
Oh wow that was quick. Seems like yesterday that Trine 3 came out.

Have to definitely check it out, didn't play their demo. Just need to find the time. :/

The Trine games were such a blast.
 
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News Comments > TOXIKK Patch Adds Maps
5. Re: TOXIKK Patch Adds Maps May 17, 2016, 08:56 yuastnav
 
I'm just waiting for a game that is as fast-paced as Quake2/Quake3CPMA/Warsow.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
36. Re: Morning Mobilization May 10, 2016, 04:12 yuastnav
 
MT Silver wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:09:
[...]
It means you agree with a core tenet of fascism. In my book that makes you a fascist. Maybe you think a person can somehow make up for this character flaw by saying they donate to charity or something but as long as you honestly think censorship is a good thing you will remain a fascist.
[...]

Do you want to know what else is a tenant of fascism? Absolutism.
The extreme belief that something needs to be absolute. Like the absolute belief that anyone should be able to do anything, without restrictions.

It's a slippery slope.


MT Silver wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:09:
[...]
Yes. Also hypocrites. The less hypocritical countries do not ban Mein Kampf. I could walk down to my local library and pick up a copy if I wanted to. I'd have to endure some awkward looks but nobody would stop me because so far my country hasn't given up on its citizens.
[...]

I'm not sure how you could imply that Germany gave up on its citizens, seeing as how most of them had voted Hitler into power and it would take decades and decades to reeducate people in order show the dangers of fascism.
Though I have to say that it's a bold claim to say that the current German state is a fascist country. That's really not something I've heard before.


MT Silver wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:09:
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Absolutely. The free exchange of ideas is the foundation of our society. It's the most important thing in the world and I say that with no exaggeration. The thought police must be opposed at all times.
[...]

Well I guess I just don't trust many of my fellow citizens enough to think this is a good idea. Especially when I see how many of them believe in conspiracy theories or that science is bad or that vaccines cause autism.
Nor would I want to have a discussion with someone who thinks that Jews are one of the world's core evils and that they have innate characteristics of being subhuman.


MT Silver wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:09:
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I don't believe in this notion. It goes against the very idea of democracy. Any idea is worth discussion and everyone must be allowed to make up their own minds on the subject. The response to words you consider dangerous is not silence, it's more words. Oppose it with discussion, debate and protest not threats, bans and censorship.
[...]

No, it goes against the idea of absolute democracy.
The only absolute idea that I would maybe accept is that absolutism is inherently dangerous and should be avoided, regardless of what it is about.
And opposing ideas with more words sometimes outright doesn't work. There are enough people who have a fanatic notion of something that is true, like religion, cults or sometimes even scientists who try to hold on to deprecated ideas. In science, however, these deprecated ideas just die out, which has been described by the philosopher Thomas Kuhn very well.
However, there are still people who believe that the earth is flat and no matter what you say you will not convince them otherwise.

Something like this is sort of innocuous. However, when a political party starts to spread lies about a group of people or an idea or something like that up to the point where a dangerously large part of the population starts to believe in this idea, despite evidence as to the contrary, then I'm not sure that letting them do that freely is the best course of action.


Like I said, I don't think that holding on to an idea in an absolute/extreme fashion is not a good thing, no matter what it is.
 
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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
23. Re: DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan May 9, 2016, 12:50 yuastnav
 
Slick wrote on May 9, 2016, 12:32:
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Well, I'm really focusing on the term "port". Which is to re-code something for a different platform. I think that the term has been generalized just to mean "inferior dumbed-down console trash". But I have my own theories why more games are like that nowadays compared with the 90's age of gaming.

Games nowadays across the board are more accessible. And there's also 10x more gamers today than there were 10-15 years ago. Not even including mobile... It's not cause consoles destroyed gaming, it's cause developers broadened their target markets, and succeeded wildly at it, if you've looked at the total game industry revenue gains year-on-year for the past 2 decades.

And for anyone that thinks that console games are super casual, and PC is always super elite and difficult. Care to remember the good ol' punishing days of the NES, SNES, Genesis, Master System etc. Where after 3 lives you'd start the whole game over again (the original "permadeath"). Meanwhile on PC you'd be playing through Wolfenstein, DooM, Duke Nukem 3D etc. and be F5 quick saving all the merry live-long way. Actually being able to finish games? Such hand-holdey "consolitis" garbage. Amirite?

I think games in general were more difficult back then. When you made a game with simple mechanics the only way to give it longevity was to make more levels and to increase the difficulty.
Playing something like Doom on the highest difficulty level was not easy.

Nevertheless I still don't like the console-centric nature of many video games. I don't even remember how often I had to endure terrible performance because the people responsible for porting a game were either incompetent or had too little time.
And that's not just the technical aspect. I'm someone who just outright hates controllers. I've had a PC all my life and grew up with a mouse and keyboard, holding a controller is not only uncomfortable and painful after some time I'm also really rubbish. Nevertheless, with quite a few games that I've played, the developers didn't really to manage to properly adapt the control scheme when porting a game to the PC.
The controller, with such a little amount of possible input possibilities, also limits how well you can do certain things. That's why there are so many cover shooters where you have like only two guns, which is just annoying.
I actually did like the multiplayer part of Halo back in the day but I still feel that it would have been a much better game if it was designed for the PC because the mindset would have been different.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
3. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 12:29 yuastnav
 
So I'm not really a 4X guy.

But this game looks interesting and rockpapershotgun says it's good.

Please report.
 
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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
16. Re: DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan May 9, 2016, 11:59 yuastnav
 
Slick wrote on May 9, 2016, 11:47:
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Does it anger you that he's %100 right? "Console port" is a term reserved for modifying, rewriting (porting) code that wasn't designed to run on a PC (x86). Since 2013, Consoles and PCs are both running the same architecture. Does that fact frighten you?

"Waaah, they designed this game to be used with a controller, and not KB/M" is not the same as "Waaah, this game is a stupid console port". If you're going to whine like a bitch, at least get it right. Controllers are a valid input method on PCs as much as KB/M. I know some PC gamers who haven't used KB/M in the last 10 years on PC as they love their controller.

That's what the PC is about, it's an open platform where anything goes. It's a big inclusive tent. Now get the fuck out.

I was not aware that the term "console port" was solely reserved for ports to x86 systems. I mean for me a console port is still a console port, even if the thing is running on x86 architecture. It's still a mostly software and hardware closed system, which a PC usually isn't... with that said I now realise that this would kind of exclude apple laptopt from being PCs, which they actually are. Or should be.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 11:50 yuastnav
 
Beats me. *shrug*


Well anyway, I was curious whether women take criticism as harassment and so I did a quick google search. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find anything so I guess I'll still wait for a reply.

What I did find was this "study" by the website PsychTests.com which found that women are better at handling criticism than men. Huh.

Now I do admit that this is not a peer-reviewed publication but like I said: I'm still waiting for those.
 
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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
1. Re: DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan May 9, 2016, 10:25 yuastnav
 
Well, it runs with up to 200 FPS, was more like 120 for the most time, which is still cool. What a shame that this game seems to be terrible. Terrible in the sense that I don't like it because it seems to be slow paced with gigantic gun models and that plastic Doom 3 look.

Buuuut maybe it will be actually good. At least the singleplayer, not gonna touch the multiplayer. We'll see. Hope it will be good.


What I actually really want to see is other developers embrace the Vulkan API because this could lead us away from the Direct3D monopoly. I don't know how easy or how difficult it is to code for it, I just hope that people don't skim over it because it's so low-level.
Would be nice to see more big budget games on Linux, you know.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 10:18 yuastnav
 
MT Silver wrote on May 9, 2016, 01:31:
[...]
First of all, unsubstantiated ad hominem attack.
Secondly, Mashiki not wanting to start burning books banning games means only that he has not succumbed to fascism.
People can play whatever they want. Note that the opposition to SJW's aren't campaigning to get walking simulators or twine games banned and removed.

So as soon as you ban something it automatically unequivocally means that you are a fascist?
Is the German Federal Republic fascist because they banned Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf"?

If people can play whatever they want, how far does that overlap into other areas? Can people read what they want, watch what they want, make what they want, do what they want?

Or can people do what they want as long as it does not harm others? What if, for example, someone made a game that would contain propaganda which stated that all red-headed left-handers should die? I don't mean that it would outright say that, but through clever wording and imagery you could get this message across to people. After all people do not always notice when they are being influenced or manipulated.
Which was a similar reasoning for why "Mein Kampf" was banned, for example, for fear of people reading it and agreeing with the Nazi propaganda which could lead them down the road of fascism. Because you cannot trust people, especially when they are uneducated.

So where do we draw the line?


Scud wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:11:
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And another thing kids, Scottish Martial Arts will happily commit acts of murder for fun and profit, it's his inalienable right after all. Sorry Scottie, you don't get to claim the moral high ground just because you find someone else's fictional criminal activities more repulsive than yours. You will be all to eager to join the torch and pitchfork mob when they come for those Japanese rape games today, but tomorrow they'll be coming for your murder simulators.

It all depends on one's psyche. There has been ample evidence that video game violence does not alter people's minds to mimic such behaviour in real life, at least most of the time.
I do not know how that relates to sexual violence, since I can imagine that it also engages other parts of the brain.


The Half Elf wrote on May 9, 2016, 01:09:
[...] This is not opinion it is fact by her own words and how she has and will promote anything that will gain her fame and/or fortune.

I will not go into how something does not necessarily becomes fact, even if someone states them of themselves (e.g. you could be very sure of yourself, yet it turns out not to be the case; just like you can lie to make yourself look good you can also lie to make yourself look bad, for whatever hypothetical reason) but if this is a fact could you please back this up?


Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:40:
[...]
You seem really upset, so upset that it seems I struck a nerve. You know all those neat studies out there, especially the ones that show women take criticism as harassment, instead of critiques? Seems you've got something in common.
[...]

No but I would like to have a look at these studies, if you could point me to them. If you could do not link me the articles where you found them, sometimes websites or magazines do not provide or obfuscate the source where the actual paper was published and I'm too lazy to track it down, i.e. please link the actual publication.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
5. Re: Sunday Safety Dance May 9, 2016, 08:06 yuastnav
 
Meh, over time the human body will probably adapt to that radiation anyway. Though it might take a couple of hundred thousand years. On the other hand, I'm a physicist, so what do I know about a biology.  
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