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Re: Apogee Cofounders Feud Over DNF Blame
May 12, 2022, 02:00
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Re: Apogee Cofounders Feud Over DNF Blame May 12, 2022, 02:00
May 12, 2022, 02:00
 
sir wrote on May 11, 2022, 22:24:
Fantaz wrote on May 11, 2022, 17:06:
Interesting news how they wanted the Canadian developers Digital Extremes to develop DNF. They did the original Unreal with Epic so I think it could've been made really well by them

But the Duke style is just something from the 90's or early 2000s, I dont think new Duke games in the franchise would fly well by today's standards. R.I.P.
Perhaps not, the kidz use Duke audio on those tak tik videos

Serious Sam is still a thing and those are pretty much just Duke Nukem Lite. Same with Shadow Warrior being Duke Nukem: Hentai Edition.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
May 8, 2022, 10:46
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Re: Saturday Metaverse May 8, 2022, 10:46
May 8, 2022, 10:46
 
Sigwolf wrote on May 7, 2022, 19:12:
theglaze wrote on May 7, 2022, 15:52:
I couldn't even finish Bebop, and I've rewatched the anime many times. The charm and fluidity of the original animation was not well translated to the live action.
Eh, I disagree. I enjoyed both, and would have been happy for a second season. I did have to do a double-take at the article headline, though, because I was sure we already knew this. Turns out we did six months ago.

Bebop is the definition of what I love in an anime. The live action tried to do something different, which I did find enjoyable, but it really needed to punch a lot harder than it did to live up to the anime and fight off people that were going to hate it for what it did different.

I would of been interested in a second season just to finish off its arcs, but I wasn’t surprised it was canceled.
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Re: Get Amnesia: Rebirth and Riverbond for Free
Apr 21, 2022, 16:13
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Re: Get Amnesia: Rebirth and Riverbond for Free Apr 21, 2022, 16:13
Apr 21, 2022, 16:13
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 13:56:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 13:54:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 13:37:
Snagged, naturally.
You win! 😀
Dang, i like to win.
Snagged
I like frictional games games.
Never heard of this one but it's downloading! https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/amnesia-rebirth

I still say Amnesia: Dark Descent in the best of the series, but Rebirth is far better than Machine for Pigs. Some bits missed their mark with me personally, but it has a good storyline and some solid atmosphere and scares.
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Re: Amazon Games VP Departs
Mar 26, 2022, 19:59
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Re: Amazon Games VP Departs Mar 26, 2022, 19:59
Mar 26, 2022, 19:59
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2022, 14:15:
Amazon games has been around for 13 years? Wth hell have they been doing all that time?

Fire Phone Games (Ha!), then Lumberyard (Harder Ha!), then a bunch of failed games with Lumberyard, The Grand Tour Game (oof), Crucible (also oof), finally released New World (all right), then started publishing Lost Ark in the West (pretty good). They are getting there, but slowly. Having someone like Frazzini at the head might of been a passable idea when they wanted to make Fire Phone games, but he has been drowning since the Fire Phone died.
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Re: Lost Ark Passes 20M Players
Mar 8, 2022, 16:22
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Re: Lost Ark Passes 20M Players Mar 8, 2022, 16:22
Mar 8, 2022, 16:22
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 8, 2022, 15:42:
I have no actual clue why I am playing this as much as I am. The story isn't at all interesting to me and it really just feels like Diablo with fetch quests, random players, and time gates.

But for some reason I keep coming back to it and playing it for a few hours a day....

The combat and mechanics are really fun. Plus there is solid build diversity and the game is damn pretty with some interesting boss fights and dungeons.

For me the game falls apart at power progression. I can’t stand the honing system and potentially losing a days worth of playing on a 50/50 chance button click.

Yeah, I can grind some other currency to improve that chance. Yeah, I can spend money to get more items to level up gear with. But no. I don’t find that cycle fun or rewarding.

If the narrative or writing was anything but the bare minimum of a passable story, I might of continued to slog through it but with games like Destiny 2 and Elden Ring to play it has completely fallen off.
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Re: Ubisoft on Being Acquired
Feb 18, 2022, 02:20
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Re: Ubisoft on Being Acquired Feb 18, 2022, 02:20
Feb 18, 2022, 02:20
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2022, 20:18:
animal wrote on Feb 17, 2022, 18:22:
Sony, buy them already.

Too much for Sony but I could see someone like Google do it.

Amazon would be more likely, but even then I doubt it. Google is pretty much pulling out completely from the video game space except for developing Android and supporting games there. That and whatever they can turn Stadia into.
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Re: itch.io: NFTs a "Scam"
Feb 7, 2022, 15:21
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Re: itch.io: NFTs a "Scam" Feb 7, 2022, 15:21
Feb 7, 2022, 15:21
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 7, 2022, 14:44:
Bodolza, explain to me how a url link in a blockchain is a digital asset, which is what many NFTs are.

It is a decentralized authority (the blockchain) saying you “own” that digital asset rather than a centralized authority (the artist) who may not keep an accurate record of sale or resale and is potentially corrupt.

Now, like most things that are made up (money), it requires people to respect that decentralized authority and define what it even means to “own” the asset it says you own. It is, however, an accurate ledger though saying you “own” it and how it has traded ownership to get to you.

That’s pretty much it.

The concept of ownership though and what powers that gives you is completely removed from the technology and is a social construct. That’s where the scam part comes in.
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Re: etc.
Dec 29, 2021, 14:40
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Re: etc. Dec 29, 2021, 14:40
Dec 29, 2021, 14:40
 
Arcane told an amazing story and only had the bare minimum of references to the mechanics of the video game. The Doom movie, on the other hand, had a ridiculous FPS segment that pretty much no one liked. I’m getting the impression that the Borderlands movie is going to be more like the latter than the former.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Sep 5, 2021, 03:54
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 5, 2021, 03:54
Sep 5, 2021, 03:54
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2021, 17:19:
This is hardly surprising given that the percent of black software developers is under 5%.

Terrific organization to donate and contribute too in order to try and improve that number:

https://www.blackgirlscode.com/
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Re: Lumberyard Engine Goes Open Source as Open 3D Foundation Launches
Jul 7, 2021, 01:47
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Re: Lumberyard Engine Goes Open Source as Open 3D Foundation Launches Jul 7, 2021, 01:47
Jul 7, 2021, 01:47
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 6, 2021, 23:43:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 6, 2021, 20:43:
I wonder what portion of this is still CryEngine?

Apparently none.

From VentureBeat:
While Amazon originally licensed Lumberyard from Crytek, the maker of the CryEngine, the company has rewritten the code from scratch. Director of AWS game tech Eric Morales said in an interview with GamesBeat that it is unencumbered by any intellectual property rights. Aniszczyk [CTO of the Linux Foundation] also confirmed that the Open 3D Engine is clear of such encumbrances. It has built-in patent protection, Aniszczyk said.

You can view the source on GitHub. There is still CrySystem and a few other scattered classes. Having been on a team that made a game with LY I can guarantee you that the code was never rewritten from scratch. A lot of it had to be rewritten for current generation platforms and tech, but a lot of the core asset processing and shaders systems were left alone.

Each month though they do overhaul a number of systems so maybe in a few more years nothing of Cry will be left.

All in all this is a good move for LY. They never were going to compete with Unity or Unreal on licensed tech, but they can add some good value to the open source 3D engine space. Will see in a couple years if it catches on and if they can make it make user/small project friendly.
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Re: Lost Ark Coming West This Year
Jun 12, 2021, 03:06
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Re: Lost Ark Coming West This Year Jun 12, 2021, 03:06
Jun 12, 2021, 03:06
 
Darks wrote on Jun 11, 2021, 19:01:
Got in the Beta, and its been down all day. Some Beta!!

Technical Alpha, technically. Looks like they got most of it sorted now.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
May 29, 2021, 03:24
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Re: Morning Safety Dance May 29, 2021, 03:24
May 29, 2021, 03:24
 
I don’t see the big concern. Photoshop already made pictures unreliable forms of evidence. Deepfakes just do the same to video. Any meaningful information needs to come from a reliable source and show a verifiable chain of custody.

Your EX can already photoshop you doing something embarrassing. This just moves the bar to the next technology.
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Re: Overwatch 2 is 5v5
May 20, 2021, 23:59
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Re: Overwatch 2 is 5v5 May 20, 2021, 23:59
May 20, 2021, 23:59
 
Hmmmm… 5v5… strict roles… PvE elements… and talent trees…

WE A MOBA NOW BOYZ!!! YEEHAW!

Honestly though, as someone who hasn’t touched OW due to how stale it got after Year 1 I’ll take anything I can get to spark some interest in it.
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Re: The Division Heartland Footage Leaks
May 17, 2021, 02:40
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Re: The Division Heartland Footage Leaks May 17, 2021, 02:40
May 17, 2021, 02:40
 
Donkey_Punch wrote on May 16, 2021, 16:07:
Ugh, it looks like they wrecked what made D1 and D2 fun for me.

Now it looks like they are trying to make it a cross between Gears of War and Fortnite.

No thanks. RIP to UBI.

I played a lot of D1. Only maybe a few hours of D2. Interesting concepts in the Dark Zone and a few mechanics, but the narrative never really clicked for me. Playing a game like Destiny it is easy to rationalize the big space zombie taking 500 rounds to the skull and keep coming back for more.

Shooting 500 rounds of an AK into the head of some street thug with a hoodie? Kinda bring me out of the game. Purely subjective and all, but that was really kept me from investing in the game.
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Re: CDPR Reconsidering Multiplayer Cyberpunk Game
Mar 31, 2021, 12:22
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Re: CDPR Reconsidering Multiplayer Cyberpunk Game Mar 31, 2021, 12:22
Mar 31, 2021, 12:22
 
Tried starting a second play through with Patch 1.2. Got to waking up to meet Jackie on the second day and my game hard crashes (4/4) trying to walk past the boxing Arena in V’s apartment building. Back into the game library it goes.
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Re: Final Fantasy XIV RMT Bans
Mar 8, 2021, 18:37
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Re: Final Fantasy XIV RMT Bans Mar 8, 2021, 18:37
Mar 8, 2021, 18:37
 
Laughing Man wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 22:58:
lol, this game peaks at like 20k users, of course they can easily go after abusers.

SOURCE

$370M from 20K users? That is an expensive sub.
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Re: Valve Sued for Steam Controller Infringement
Jan 27, 2021, 14:07
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Re: Valve Sued for Steam Controller Infringement Jan 27, 2021, 14:07
Jan 27, 2021, 14:07
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2021, 13:28:
While patents cover innovation they're supposed to be truly unique. Not just 'Hey let's take an existing thing and stick a few more things on it and call it new.'

Yes, the USPTO is beyond broken. And that's not going to change anytime soon with corporatists like Biden and Harris running things.

I doubt it is ever going to change regardless of the administration. Too much money, too many lobbyists, and not enough direct impact on citizens. There are cities that specialize in patent law cases which are openly bribed on a daily basis to not do anything to fuck with the system. It is a lost cause that you just have to pray you never run afoul of because only the large companies that buy millions of patents can protect themselves.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 14:09
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077 Jan 11, 2021, 14:09
Jan 11, 2021, 14:09
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 11, 2021, 12:59:
The Polish government is getting involved?!? What the fuck is going on, on this fucking planet? Tens of thousands of people dying every day from Covid19, possibly millions of new infections every day worldwide, and any government is spending one iota of time on this fucking video game!?!

Clearly I am living in some sort of simulated Hell or Twilight Zone.

You do know that just because there is a pandemic going on doesn’t mean that CPAs, lawyers, and fraud investigators are going to stop working and being paid, right? Governments can do more than one thing at a time. They do many things at all times.

Why do I have to explain this?
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Re: Assassin's Creed Live-Action Netflix Series Plans
Oct 27, 2020, 11:40
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Re: Assassin's Creed Live-Action Netflix Series Plans Oct 27, 2020, 11:40
Oct 27, 2020, 11:40
 
It has got to be better than the movie, right?

...

Right?!
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up
Oct 1, 2020, 02:23
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up Oct 1, 2020, 02:23
Oct 1, 2020, 02:23
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 23:27:
I wonder what constitutes "the team" for that profit sharing exactly? QA? Support staff - cleaners, receptionists, et al.?


My guess would be all non-outsourced game team members (engineers, producers, art leads, directors). QA/Artists gets the short straw like always as they are usually contracted but they also avoid crunch as their contract usually stipulates the work they will deliver and the hours they have allotted. Support staff usually aren’t involved in crunch.

Basically anyone on salary paid by the company itself.
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