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Real Name Choobeastia   
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Description Long time gamer who got addicted to Blues News during the wonderful stays that it sat right beside my Stomped bookmark and those of a few other Quake-centric sites.... I miss the Quake guy in the logo.
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Signed On Feb 16, 2011, 06:35
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
133. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 21, 2018, 01:23 Choobeastia
 
I think that there is a fundamental disconnect between you, Kxmode, and theyarecomingforyou. It stems not from theyarecomingforyou being a fanboy, but that he believes Derek to be an unreliable source.

So far as his legal analysis, it seems more likely that he sends things to his team of lawyers to make sure that he isn't opening himself up for a lawsuit, than that they are giving him in depth analysis of legal documents having to do with third parties. And he never made a distinction that they were specifically providing a service to analyze the CIG/Crytek documents, just to analyze what he was posting.
 
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
103. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 18, 2018, 03:17 Choobeastia
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 18, 2018, 03:10:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 17, 2018, 21:38:
Now I understand, it's asbergers.
It all makes sense.

Aspergers. Not official, but likely given the array of symptoms are quite similar. That doesn't stunt my ability to formulate thoughts and communicate them. It just makes being around people more difficult. On the autism spectrum for Derek, it would explain his obsessive nature with CIG, Roberts, and Star Citizen, and his bluntness when communicating with others.

Possibly. So would him feeling jilted concerning them not knowing him and Battlecruiser being overshadowed by a Wing Commander game, and him just being an asshole. I believe that there are people with Aspergers out there, and that they have trouble with social situations. I don't believe every person that uses it as an excuse for shitty behavior.

And to be clear, I'm not doubting you, Kxmode. But I am doubting someone else in this thread.
 
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News Comments > CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds
58. Re: CIG/Crytek Lawsuit Proceeds Aug 16, 2018, 19:47 Choobeastia
 
Nice use of italics.

How about this. Leonard French seems like a nice neutral entity with regards to this matter.

Crytek sues RSI over Star Citizen & Squadron 42
Star Citizen files Motion to Dismiss Crytek Lawsuit
Star Citizen Responds in Support of Dismissing Crytek's First Amended Complaint

The truth is, we're not even in discovery yet. Right now it's just positioning, and adjusting the scope. We'll find out the truth of things in due time. Until then, I'll take my analysis from anyone but Derek Smart.

Here, let's enjoy this instead, and revel in the irrelevance of all of this:

history of the world
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ground Battle Video
13. Re: Star Citizen Ground Battle Video Aug 3, 2018, 13:45 Choobeastia
 
Full thing, including a few crashes and reloads. There were definitely issues, but far far better than we've had in a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVD-Djst4NY
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video
12. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video Jun 29, 2018, 13:50 Choobeastia
 
It might be pointless, but there are going to be times when the character animators are in a holding pattern, and these refinements give them something to do.

As for the FPS, that isn't the game. That's a development platform with the ability to observe in-game assets, which means none of it is compressed or properly stored in memory. It's all full sized, and likely being read off of the disk in real-time, so that they can make changes via their editor and see immediate results. You'll notice on the bottom the whole gray block.

That being said, I think they're just running out of things to show for the moment, that won't give anything away. But at the same time, they promised one Squadron 42 focused Around the Verse a month, which means that some of them will be primarily filler.
 
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News Comments > Star Control Court Battle Brewing?
10. Re: Star Control Court Battle Brewing? Jun 23, 2018, 20:25 Choobeastia
 
That's like saying that George R.R. Martin is taking too long on the next Game of Thrones book, so an HBO writer should write it instead, and then try to claim that he wasn't the original author because he has a publishing company. Just let the court decide, rather than looking at the world all, "I like Guy A more than Guy B, so Guy A is totes right ya'll!"  
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News Comments > Star Control Court Battle Brewing?
8. Re: Star Control Court Battle Brewing? Jun 23, 2018, 15:15 Choobeastia
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 13:19:
2 million bucks? Hahaha! Yeah good luck with that. Case is an obvious loser otherwise they'd have had no problem finding a lawyer to take it pro bono. I imagine they've been told that by plenty of lawyers too. I doubt they'll even raise 1% of that. And rightfully so. These clowns need to learn to let go, shut the fuck up, and just move on already. Jesus, the IP isn't even worth.

They wouldn't find a lawyer to take it pro bono, because their countersuit is not for damages, but to cement the rights, so court fees wouldn't be waved and the lawyer would be doing a huge amount of work.

From what can be seen, legally they have the Copywrite, but Stardock has the Trademark. Thus Stardock can use the name Star Control, but none of the original IP. The agreement between GOG, Atari, and Fred/Paul make it rather clear that even Atari recognized that back in the day.

A solid examination of the case for anyone interested:
Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it50gS5yYB4
Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yochP8F69LY

Vach wrote on Jun 23, 2018, 13:31:
Taking them like f**king 30 years to want to make a new Star Control?

But now they want to make one when someone made one, yeah sure.

I hope they end up bankrupt and losing their own IP forever.


There was a legal issue, whereby they couldn't make a new Star Control game because they were working for Activision on Skylanders, and Activision would have gained rights to any game they made. At least, this is the claim, so as a result, they were not able to work on any personal projects and retain the rights to them.

This comment was edited on Jun 23, 2018, 20:29.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security Feb 10, 2018, 19:56 Choobeastia
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 14:30:
Brought to you by No-Shit Sherlock and Captain Obvious.

That is one of the many, many reasons I choose to use Linux. That and we get fixes much faster than Microsoft or Apple pushes out to their userbase. Also, free improvements to our favorite software for which we don't have to buy "versions" to receive.

Linux isn't for everyone, certainly, and that should be carefully considered.

There is a portion of me that wants to get on board with Linux, but the community has kept me away. There is a level of elitism to it that comes through if you ever need to ask something. RTFM seems to be the default stance to everything, and if you ever say, "I've read it, and here is the abnormal response I'm getting," there is always another level of RTFM people would use to not answer a simple request for information.

It became infuriating after a time, and though I had my system up and running well, the prospect of dealing with the community for other issues made me revert to windows so I could just game in misery.
 
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News Comments > CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit
15. Re: CIG Responds to Crytek Lawsuit Jan 8, 2018, 01:35 Choobeastia
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 23:12:
loomy wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 19:13:
I can't hear the sound of this loading screen lawsuit over the sound of me playing star citizen for hours this weekend

It was a slideshow for me. What's your system?

I haven't played it overly much, but I've found that the game is more CPU than GPU limited right now. I have a core i7 from a few years ago, and a 1060gtx, and I get around 20-30 FPS much of the time IF I set the game to high graphics. If I try to put it to low, my FPS drops to slideshow levels.

Hope that helps!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 27, 2017, 18:34 Choobeastia
 
So far, I haven't met anyone who hasn't liked Bright. It's not the best movie, and it has its flaws, but it's fun. I feel like the critics were watching a different movie, and I wonder if their review copy really was different somehow.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
19. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced Dec 10, 2017, 21:42 Choobeastia
 
I'm guessing that the game is missing a few shader passes. It doesn't look at good as MWO, which is sad. BUT the fact that it doesn't look as good as their own previous game gives me hope that as development continues, more polish passes will result in a nice overall look.  
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News Comments > Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released
6. Re: Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released Dec 7, 2017, 17:42 Choobeastia
 
Darks wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 13:39:
Me too, but the one thing this game lacks is a way to play it Coop with a friend. its a major task to try and find your friend so you can ally with them to play as a team.

This game needs to allow you the option to team up and be close to your fiends so you can conquer the areas together.

There's a game setup option called "clustered players." If you're just playing with a couple of friends, you should be able to find each other pretty easily after that. I hope that helps!

As for the pack, I can understand waiting, but I got it. I love this game, and art assets seems like a simple way for them to expand it in a way that is meaningful to some players, and doesn't effect gameplay. I hope they keep on producing packs like this.
 
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News Comments > How to Infest Nioh with Mice
2. Re: How to Infest Nioh with Mice Nov 8, 2017, 14:35 Choobeastia
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 13:00:
Better yet, just don't buy games without mouse support, maybe the devs will learn.

Agreed entirely.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 14, 2017, 21:40 Choobeastia
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 15:12:
Blue wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 12:47:
Choobeastia wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 21:27:
Why would anyone against online harassment be on Twitter in the first place?

That's a very victim blaming sentiment.

Why would someone afraid of heights ride a roller coaster.

Oops, there I go blaming the victim again.

Roller coasters have one purpose. Twitter ostensibly has one other than harassing people. Or arguing with people. Or debating.

I don't think it's very good at that purpose anymore. I don't think it's good for communication, or ever was, nor for brand building. It's really only good for throwing mud. There remains a few people for whom it serves a professional or personal purpose, but man, let it go. Other social media lets that happen better. Yeah, you can reach a wider audience on Twitter, but it's no longer the audience looking for what you want. Twitter let that boat sale.

So I don't think your comparison is 100% perfect, but each day it gets closer to that.

It really is an imperfect comparison.

Your comparison would work wonderfully if normally roller coasters were comfy sofas, but someone figured out how to throw them through an intense ride. The sitter simply wants to sit, and be comfy, but some asshole comes along and sends them on a heart stopping ride involving tons of heights and drops. They didn't WANT that. They had no way of stopping the person, but they thought, "hey, this isn't likely to happen. Millions of people sit on sofas and don't go on those crazy rides."

Let's go to someone else. Home invasions. There are, according to google-fu, 125.82 million homes in the US. There are approximately 1 million home invasions in the US every year. That means each home has approximately a .79% chance of being invaded. Of course, some areas will be much higher than that, and some areas much lower. Now, if someone kicks in a door, burglarizes a house, and murders the people living there, do we blame the home invader, or did the people not have enough locks? Should they have set up something physical to block the doors, or windows every night? Does who we blame change if their socioeconomic status forced them to live in a better area, or worse area?

All of this is moot, really. The real point is that even if we do not agree, it costs nothing to be understanding of a group choosing to stand up against bullies. At the same time, we only diminish ourselves by demeaning them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 14, 2017, 02:48 Choobeastia
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 22:57:
Choobeastia wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 21:27:
Why would anyone against online harassment be on Twitter in the first place?

That's a very victim blaming sentiment.

No, it's jut common sense. If you walk into a biker bar or enter some ghetto then the odds are pretty good some shit is going to go down and it's no one's fault but your own.

That's a poor argument. First off, twitter isn't a "biker bar," or a "ghetto." Both of those places wear their looks of danger on the outside. If we were talking about the somethingawful forums, I wouldn't argue, but we're talking about twitter.

MOST of what goes on there, from what I've seen, is not aggressive or nasty. There is some of that too, but someone on the receiving end of it isn't to blame, and shooing them away from the site or service is an argument that will lead to everyplace online being off limits to anyone who isn't an asshole, or good at pretending not to care when they're hurt.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 13, 2017, 21:27 Choobeastia
 
Why would anyone against online harassment be on Twitter in the first place?

That's a very victim blaming sentiment.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
34. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 27, 2017, 05:08 Choobeastia
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 04:20:
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The other thing: this game does not respect the player's time. All that getting up, suiting up, walking, sitting down, parking, etc. etc. is going to get old really quickly. People are going to get tired of taking 45 mins to set up their mission. They're going to want get a group together in a few minutes and start the mission.

I think that it's for a different target audience than those that want to drop and play. For some of that, there are shortcuts. Nothing stops you from wearing your suit as I understand it, or from using shortcuts rather than the interactive menus in the cockpit. I feel like SC is for people who want to roleplay being Han Solo, rather than ones who want to get in for a quick 30.

Unrelated, wouldn't say that all are naysayers. Some are just offer criticism, which is fine. Just like not all who support the game are fanboys. I personally think that Chris Roberts is insane. He has unreasonable expectations, and puts a lot of pressure on those working for him. They're working for a fanatic, but... a fanatic is what I'm looking for, in a game like Star Citizen. I don't want corners cut, I want to see pie in the sky dreams, and hope that as they strive for it, they don't produce a horrorshow.

Right now, it's buggy, but it's looking on track, at least to me. Only time will tell.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 20, 2017, 13:41 Choobeastia
 
I would say that this doesn't constitute being news, so much as being a link to an advertisement as their 'report' is basically an advertisement for their own product.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 20:19 Choobeastia
 
NKD wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 16:59:
Their official statement is out. I don't know enough about how the UK does things to pass any judgement on it, but people might want to read it.

The TL;DR is they claim they are simply getting an advance on a tax rebate they are owed by the UK government, and by doing so they can avoid losing money in a conversion from USD and EUR.


It would be nice if Blue added that to the post. Regardless of anyone's feelings on SC, I've often felt like Blue is super anti-SC, and tends to favor the anti-SC posts. The fact that he posted Derek Smart at all is a little horrible. It's like posting Flat Earther webpages as 'articles,' rather than satire.
 
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News Comments > More on PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Success
4. Re: More on PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Success Jun 25, 2017, 14:49 Choobeastia
 
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 11:51:
I hear u can sell the pre order trench coat for a few hundred minimum...ill have to check into that...

Provided you can make it through Steam's horrific marketplace posting system. "You didn't download our app and give us EXTRA personal information, so your posting will be on hold for 15 days, after which your item will be posted without regard to any price fluctuation."
 
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