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Homepage http://www.blazingbitgames.com
Signed On Mar 8, 2011, 17:00
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News Comments > DOOM Movie Reboot
14. Re: DOOM Movie Reboot Apr 21, 2018, 12:06 ItBurn
 
I liked the Doom movie. It was really dumb, but it was very entertaining and I really liked the first person part.  
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News Comments > Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Revealed
3. Re: Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Revealed Apr 19, 2018, 11:46 ItBurn
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 19, 2018, 11:38:
I hope they learned from the disaster that was 3.

3 was soooo bad. They were like, "you know what Serious Fans want? Corridors and a heavy Call of Duty influence."
 
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News Comments > PC Shenmue I and II Announced
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 15, 2018, 12:17 ItBurn
 
Fantaz wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 02:02:
... games that hold up today.

Realllly?
 
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News Comments > Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July
2. Re: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July Apr 10, 2018, 21:57 ItBurn
 
I love megaman X, but I can't get excited for this. I wish they added new game modes or characters or something. They did add a boss challenge mode, but that's not very interesting compared to a new character or full game mode. The PSP version of Megaman X had a pretty big secondary mode where you played as Sigma who worked very differently. No trace of that here.  
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2018, 12:36 ItBurn
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2018, 11:51 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2018, 03:17:
The wage gap persisted across all fields with women holding a bachelorís degree having a median income of $68,342 in 2016, while men with the same level of education earned $82,082, according to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday.

I didn't look at the stats and I have no idea what the truth is, but if you look at this with a critical eye, having a bachelor's degree doesn't mean that you're going to have a job with a specific salary. There's low paying bachelor jobs and high paying ones. What may be happening is that women tend to choose bachelors that lead to lower paying jobs. So, these numbers do not necessarily mean that there's a pay gap.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Apr 6, 2018, 14:03 ItBurn
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 13:47:
ItBurn wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 13:06:
If you do the salary average, which is what created this article's headline, of course women will earn less. The higher paying jobs like engineering are mostly occupied by men.
Uh, that is kind of the point. Now as to your ascertain that women have less interest in high paying job types then men, I can't speak to that. But if you have any documented evidence I'd be glad to look at it. Even if it exists, it would be difficult to account for women who avoid male dominated professions simply because they don't want the hassle of doing it.

Personally, I think it is reasonably clear there is still a fair amount of social pressure/thinking/momentum which causes reduced support for women in engineering and other male dominated professions. It isn't an easy problem to solve...

I never said that women have less interest in high paying jobs in general. I was talking about game companies. Programmers are generally the highest paid apart from the people at the higher echelons of management. There's a lot of programmers on a game project and they usually are almost all men. I didn't do any scientific research on the subject, but it's just clear from my life experiences that women like programming less. Are there factors that affect a woman's decision to go in sciences, absolutely, but I think that the biggest reason they go in science less is that most don't want to.

Edit: I re-read what I initially wrote and it does sound like I was speaking in general. While it's probably the case in general, I don't have much experience with that, only with games.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 6, 2018, 13:06 ItBurn
 
If you do the salary average, which is what created this article's headline, of course women will earn less. The higher paying jobs like engineering are mostly occupied by men. If you ask me, it's because women are less interested in that, but if you go the "women are discouraged from going in science" route, the issue still isn't with the pay.

Except for rare exceptions where there's actual huge misogynists in power, there's no pay gap, it's a lie. If you absolutely want men and women to earn exactly the same in average, you're going to have to force women into jobs they aren't interested in, or pay women more than men for the same job.
 
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News Comments > Vampyr Story Trailer
3. Re: Vampyr Story Trailer Apr 5, 2018, 18:26 ItBurn
 
From what I saw, it looks like it plays mostly like just another generic third person action game with light rpg elements. I really like the story and setting, but I fear that this game won't be for me.  
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News Comments > Get Spec Ops: The Line for Free
6. Re: Get Spec Ops: The Line for Free Mar 30, 2018, 00:53 ItBurn
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 30, 2018, 00:42:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 23:13:
One of the worst games I've ever played. I'd rather play E.T. on the Atari.

That good eh? Well now I have to play this thing. lol

It's the most mediocre and repetitive third person shooting ever. The location is the blandest and brownest ever. The story is all about dropping random names of people and organizations and you don't give a single damn about any of it. The "twist", which is the only reason some people like the game, is a load of overrated BS in my opinion. The best this game can give you is rare instances of gore porn. I'm sorry if I'm hurting the feelings of the people who like this game, but I really hate it Keep liking it and do your thing.
 
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News Comments > Get Spec Ops: The Line for Free
2. Re: Get Spec Ops: The Line for Free Mar 29, 2018, 23:13 ItBurn
 
One of the worst games I've ever played. I'd rather play E.T. on the Atari.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Next This Summer
11. Re: No Man's Sky Next This Summer Mar 29, 2018, 15:05 ItBurn
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 14:51:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 29, 2018, 14:22:
I hear that the last update changed the controls and made the game worse though.
When did you hear that? I started in January and it seemed fine to me.

https://youtu.be/WdS7Os7u4dY?t=5m47s
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Next This Summer
9. Re: No Man's Sky Next This Summer Mar 29, 2018, 14:22 ItBurn
 
If this next update improves the game in the right ways, I might get it for half price. I hear that the last update changed the controls and made the game worse though.  
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News Comments > Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced
9. Re: Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced Mar 29, 2018, 12:37 ItBurn
 
I loved the original Red Faction. It had great world destruction and had other pretty original mechanics. Multiplayer was also ahead of its time. Guerilla only has building destruction, which to me makes for a much less dynamic game and reduces the feeling of really having an impact on the world. Also, Guerilla's setting is bland looking, repetitive and mostly empty. The gameplay is in the same boat. You do the exact same cookie cutter objectives for what seems like way too many times. I also don't like the switch to third person and the overall "consolisation" of the title. I really can't understand why people can stand this game, but I'm definitely in the minority. I guess it had nice graphics at the time, but the constant generic-boring-empty-desert look isn't going to win any awards regardless of what this graphical upgrade can do.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
15. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 13:19 ItBurn
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 13:14:
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 26, 2018, 11:30:
Loved the original Far Cry. Loved Far Cry 3. Looks like I have to follow the law of Star Trek Movies and get Far Cry 5 since it's an odd number as well....

I thought 4 was much improved over 3, and I loved 3.

I thought that 4 was exactly like 3, but even more broken because you get the mini-chopper and grenade launcher super early. You just fly around and bomb everything while they can't retaliate at all. I did prefer FC4's story over 3. 3's evil guy was more fun, but 4's evil guy was much more interesting.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 Reviews
14. Re: Far Cry 5 Reviews Mar 26, 2018, 13:16 ItBurn
 
The reviews on metacritic are all over the place. There's a 50% and a 100% and a lot of 60%s and a lot of 80%s. Reviews seem to say that the game is too similar to the previous entries and that people are burned out, but the game is still of a high quality and fun.

I think that FC2 is a better game than 3 and 4. I really didn't mind the respawning checkpoints. A minor annoyance at best. Almost every system in 2 is better than in the later games. I really think that the game designer on the newer FC games is making some terrible decisions. For example, the economy is completely broken. There's nothing to buy because the game gives you everything for free when unlocking the towers. Also, gamers want to play the game their way, but in FC5, to get skill points, you have to do "challenges" like killing 10 enemies with a rocket launcher. Then you can spend the point into the skill you actually want. I want to play the game with stealth, but I just can't because a ton of skill points are behind non-stealth challenges. It's either that or stay low level...

I haven't played FC5, so maybe I'm talking out of my ass, but it's not my first rodeo. I think that the new Farcry design has good mechanics, like the shooting and traversal, but the games could be so much better if the other systems were designed completely differently. They need a new designer.
 
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News Comments > More Star Control Follow-up
3. Re: More Star Control Follow-up Mar 23, 2018, 23:05 ItBurn
 
Dev wrote on Mar 23, 2018, 21:47:
Blue,
I think your cert is expiring today.

Yes, Chrome is making me do extra clicks to visit every page. Also, the "A Way Out Is Out" post has an issue and comments can't be posted to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 23, 2018, 12:46 ItBurn
 
If the crash video's settings are ok, the chances that a human driver could have prevented the crash are slim. As for the darkness of the video, I think that it's possible. People forget that the darkness of night varies a hell of a lot. It depends on cloud cover, the moon phase and a ton of other factors. Some nights are incredibly bright while others feel impossibly dark. The difference can be... night and day.

That crash might still have been prevented with better software and hardware on the car, but the fact is that you can never prevent all crashes. It's gonna happen again and it's ok. People die everyday of car crashes now. The overall amount of deaths will just go down in time with automated cars. You'd have to be nuts not to see that and to stop automated car development. Then again, nuts is how things are in the US nowadays.
 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Sets Sail
18. Re: Sea of Thieves Sets Sail Mar 20, 2018, 15:01 ItBurn
 
Looks cool, but Windows 10 store, so no thanks. Not interested in encouraging limited app gardens.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
5. Re: Morning Patches Mar 19, 2018, 17:02 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 19, 2018, 16:27:
Beyond some cool lighting effects, what else does this offer?

Bug fixes, mod support(including 3d models), new terrain system, grass, higher view distance, improved interface, etc. There's already a bunch of mods that improve the textures and add 3d models for almost every object. If this ever gets done, one could release a much improved Daggerfall.
 
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