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Re: Sunday Metaverse
Jul 20, 2020, 05:02
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Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 20, 2020, 05:02
Jul 20, 2020, 05:02
 
jccalhoun wrote on Jul 19, 2020, 22:34:
How many times have musicians complained about their music being used in political situations without permission? As soon as I saw this I knew it would get taken down. It just feeds into the storyline "they don't want us to succeed and they are censoring us!"

Really? Is this like the first time you pay any attention to the use of popular music in modern politics?

The Rolling Stones have been complaining for years about the unauthorized use of their music in Trump's campaigns. Just because their hits have become ubiquitous over time doesn't make them public domain. Same with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Elton John...
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Re: Op Ed
Jun 18, 2020, 20:17
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Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2020, 20:17
Jun 18, 2020, 20:17
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2020, 22:00:
Before they stop doing remakes and remasters, can someone remake F-117A Stealth Fighter? Please?

Ahh... memories of my first flight sim

But the remaster I'm hoping for the most is Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri. They advertised a future multiplayer patch in the cd case but it never happened.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 11, 2020, 20:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2020, 20:13
Jun 11, 2020, 20:13
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 11, 2020, 14:09:
Bumpy wrote on Jun 11, 2020, 13:28:
I'm so sick and tired of politically correct sensitivity crap starting ~2 decades ago.

Gutter is a tool!

Can you blow me where the pampers is?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 15, 2019, 11:02
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2019, 11:02
Sep 15, 2019, 11:02
 
DrSquick wrote on Sep 15, 2019, 00:24:
If you want super in-depth monster tracking, and to feel like finding the monster was a big accomplishment, Monster Hunter is your game. If you want to just hit Find Match and within a couple minutes join three others to wreck a monster that will kill you 10 times if you don't dodge at the right time, then Dauntless is for you.

I totally agree with this even though I'm on the opposite side of the idea.

Dauntless was fun but I it's light compared to MHW. It's not to knock Dauntless but the zones are smaller and less detailed - more of an arena rather than a piece of a larger world. It's a much tighter loop.

I don't really see why anyone would play both, but between the two products there should be something for anyone who's interested in that style of game.
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Re: Comanche Announced
Aug 20, 2019, 07:11
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Re: Comanche Announced Aug 20, 2019, 07:11
Aug 20, 2019, 07:11
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2019, 22:59:
No voxels, no sale.

Came to say the same thing. Really though, a modern system should be able to make a voxel engine look amazing.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 18, 2019, 11:50
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2019, 11:50
Jul 18, 2019, 11:50
 
Lucky.

Until you find out just how much geese poop.

Everywhere.
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Re: Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs: Legion/HITRECORD Criticism
Jul 16, 2019, 14:03
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Re: Ubisoft Responds to Watch Dogs: Legion/HITRECORD Criticism Jul 16, 2019, 14:03
Jul 16, 2019, 14:03
 
My only problem with the concept is that they expect the artists to accommodate their demands after submitting material. Or at least that's how one of the FAQs presents the situation.

If they don't like the submission as is and want some tweaks they should be able to do that themselves. Otherwise they're stringing along a musician to do work that may or may not end up in the final product.

I still think this is a good opportunity for the kind of musicians sitting on a hard drive full of random recordings that only a handful of people have bothered listening to on whatever hosting site they choose. But they shouldn't have to do the extra legwork to make it fit into the product without compensation.

Nor should anyone try composing specifically for this opportunity without fully recognizing and accepting the risks. Sadly we all know some idiot(s) will do just that before turning around and complaining that they were taken advantage of and ripped off. Like it's somehow not their fault they ignored the clearly communicated and painfully obvious corporate position. Radiohead said it best back in the day -

You do it to yourself - you do... and that's why it really hurts.
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Re: Age of Wonders III Free on Steam
Jul 11, 2019, 21:04
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Re: Age of Wonders III Free on Steam Jul 11, 2019, 21:04
Jul 11, 2019, 21:04
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 11, 2019, 20:05:
It was given away for free like two months ago.

And I missed it then, so at least one person is happy for the repeat.
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Re: Ion Maiden Renamed Ion Fury; Full Release Next Month
Jul 11, 2019, 12:01
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Re: Ion Maiden Renamed Ion Fury; Full Release Next Month Jul 11, 2019, 12:01
Jul 11, 2019, 12:01
 
Successful publicity stunt was successful.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 5, 2019, 22:02
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 5, 2019, 22:02
Jul 5, 2019, 22:02
 
Archero - it's a free top down auto-shooting action game. Very few ads (entirely optional). Roguelike elements build up your hero through a given run. Worlds are divided into X amount of stages (50 in the first world with bosses every 10 etc). Can pick it up and do a room quickly while waiting in line or sit down and do a run for 5-10 minutes on a break. Good times.
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Re: Mike Rose Starts G2A Petition
Jul 5, 2019, 21:51
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Re: Mike Rose Starts G2A Petition Jul 5, 2019, 21:51
Jul 5, 2019, 21:51
 
Creston wrote on Jul 5, 2019, 20:24:
mxmissile wrote on Jul 5, 2019, 19:19:
Mike Rose is just a whiny bitch, seriously, if you give out that many keys, and said keys are able to kill your sales, Mike, YOU are doing it wrong. Get control of your inventory, don't give out keys where G2A can get them. This is all you and your incompetence, stop passing the buck.

Well, but... if someone buys 100 keys from him with a stolen credit card, then posts them on G2A for $13 bucks, and the credit card company undoes the transaction, how is Mike Rose supposed to fix that or even worse, PREVENT it?

I mean... should he just stop selling keys altogether?

Can you imagine the reaction from the people blaming the developers when their purchases start being put on 3 to 5 day holds to ensure the payment actually goes through?

CONTROL!
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 3, 2019, 15:30
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Re: Op Ed Jul 3, 2019, 15:30
Jul 3, 2019, 15:30
 
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2019, 11:13:
panbient wrote on Jul 3, 2019, 09:10:
Then again I'm also baffled by the unbelievable pretentiousness of modern gamer culture complaining about the need for game designers to "respect their time".

Speaking of pretentiousness

.... MY LAWN!!!!

But really, am I truly missing the point? Are video games not a diversionary activity? Unless you're pursuing a career in esports they're literally intended to waste your time - even the good ones. And there are thousands available. Why blame the creators if you chose options you don't like?
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 3, 2019, 09:10
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Re: Op Ed Jul 3, 2019, 09:10
Jul 3, 2019, 09:10
 
The term always made my eye twitch. It's kind of like people who say "lol" out loud in regular conversation. Then again Metroid was the first NES game I got back in the day as well. The modern iterations haven't really strayed from that 33 year old original either. When I played Symphony of the Night all I could think was how much it seemed to rip off Super Metroid.

Then again I'm also baffled by the unbelievable pretentiousness of modern gamer culture complaining about the need for game designers to "respect their time".

GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
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Re: Ys Net Promises Shenmue 3 Steam Keys in a Year and Refunds
Jul 2, 2019, 16:43
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Re: Ys Net Promises Shenmue 3 Steam Keys in a Year and Refunds Jul 2, 2019, 16:43
Jul 2, 2019, 16:43
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 2, 2019, 12:23:
Don't even know what Shenmue is actually..

It was the original "walking simulator" on the Dreamcast. Admittedly I didn't play it much. The best part of it for me was the inclusion of SEGA classics in the arcade. Space Harrier is always a fun time.
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Re: Steam Summer Sale
Jun 26, 2019, 08:46
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Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 26, 2019, 08:46
Jun 26, 2019, 08:46
 
Bumpy wrote on Jun 25, 2019, 19:25:
Jeez, Battletech for less than $14. Bought!

Good luck with this one. It's still a bit crash happy.

There's apparently an ongoing issue with AMD graphics and the polar base map. There's no rhyme or reason either. Sometimes it crashes on my turn, sometimes on enemy turn, sometimes when I fire, sometimes when I'm targeting, other times when I select an ability. Doesn't seem to matter. Round 3, Round 10 - who knows, the only sure thing -

It. Will. Freeze.

I played through the campaign without issue, but it makes the career mode a bit problematic, especially when playing Ironman.
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Re: Dota Underlords Early Access
Jun 20, 2019, 21:11
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Re: Dota Underlords Early Access Jun 20, 2019, 21:11
Jun 20, 2019, 21:11
 
As of this evening I have 445 hours in Dota 2.

I lasted 19 minutes in Underlords before uninstalling it out of boredom.
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Re: Op Ed
Jun 20, 2019, 13:15
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Re: Op Ed Jun 20, 2019, 13:15
Jun 20, 2019, 13:15
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jun 20, 2019, 12:15:
Point me to the games that depict the war crimes of the USA in Iraq

Spec Ops The Line - while not overly preachy or political definitely touches on the concept.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 20, 2019, 10:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2019, 10:48
Jun 20, 2019, 10:48
 
Cat-Fox hybrid.... will it become the Cox or the Fat?
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Re: Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike
Jun 19, 2019, 14:22
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Re: Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike Jun 19, 2019, 14:22
Jun 19, 2019, 14:22
 
Beta 1.6 FOREVER!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 18, 2019, 17:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2019, 17:15
Jun 18, 2019, 17:15
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 18, 2019, 16:34:
It begs several questions.

1. Have these organisms always existed in the Atlantic (as this is where most hurricanes form)?

I don't think it's specific to the Atlantic. Typhoons are the same weather phenomena after all and there are cases of FEB in Asia. Whether or not it's on their beaches yet (or they're willing to acknowledge as much) is a whole other matter.
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