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Re: David Brevik on Blizzard Lawsuit
Jul 30, 2021, 16:32
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Re: David Brevik on Blizzard Lawsuit Jul 30, 2021, 16:32
Jul 30, 2021, 16:32
 
I have been vocal about it on our stream, but not here on Twitter.
I'm so upset that I can barely talk about it.
"Until I realized it was an opportunity to get a little free exposure."
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 29, 2021, 15:29
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2021, 15:29
Jul 29, 2021, 15:29
 
Blue and Frans are launching RonCo 2.0. You heard it here first, kids!
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Re: Activision Blizzard CEO Calls Lawsuit Responses
Jul 28, 2021, 16:30
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Re: Activision Blizzard CEO Calls Lawsuit Responses Jul 28, 2021, 16:30
Jul 28, 2021, 16:30
 
Blizzard has been going downhill for well over 10 years. Their hubris has seen them treat employees and fanbase with steadily increasing scorn and disdain. It's taken until just the past year or so for the rabid fanbase to realize that they are not the same company that created Warcraft:OvH or even WoW.

It seems like someone over there finally realized that maybe they have gaffed one time too many and now need to walk it back. But the only truth everyone should take away from anything a corporation says : Talk is cheap.
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Re: New World Getting Patch After Bricked GPU Reports
Jul 22, 2021, 13:21
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Re: New World Getting Patch After Bricked GPU Reports Jul 22, 2021, 13:21
Jul 22, 2021, 13:21
 
Derek Smart retweeted someone indicating that this was happening with a variety of other GPU (not just 3090s or Nvidia).
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Re: Activision Blizzard Sued Over
Jul 22, 2021, 13:19
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Re: Activision Blizzard Sued Over Jul 22, 2021, 13:19
Jul 22, 2021, 13:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 22, 2021, 12:50:
From the enrollment agreement with Kiddie Academy

“A PAST TIME FEE of $ 1.00 will be added to your child’s tuition charges for each 1 minute(s) after the academy closes that your child is NOT picked up. If your child is not picked up from the academy within 1 hour of closing, Kiddie Academy may contact the proper authorities.”
As it should be. Anyone can be late....but child neglect is another level.
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced
Jul 22, 2021, 11:19
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced Jul 22, 2021, 11:19
Jul 22, 2021, 11:19
 
Synaschizm wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 19:17:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 10:40:
That's where the new Bethesda servers may payoff for a person like you. We don't know what the rules will be on them, perhaps some may make that build/legacy weapons unusable.
No, thats where it pays off for M$ and Bethesda. Keeping those weapons and hacks in the game SINCE LAUNCH and doing nothing about them, so that players are essentially forced to spend even more money for a private server so they don't have to worry about the hacking assholes. .... A buggy, hacked mess being "programmed" by mobile devs that don't really have a sense of direction. There are SO MANY bugs and QoL issues in the game its ridiculous.
Yeah, that's pretty much my headspace. I'm not letting them capitalize on a beloved IP and extort more money because of trash development and management. FO76 had amazing potential. They blew it at launch. They blew it with preorder rewards. They blew it with 'no npcs'. They blew it with artificial caps on inventory (that can conveniently be solved by paying monthly). They blew it with allowing magic and hacked items to stay in the game. Over and over and over. It can be a fun experience.....DESPITE a myriad of poor development and management decisions. But it could have been great.

I find it amazing how many poor decisions they have made...and double downed on.....and have since had to revert just to keep a semi-active playerbase. I genuinely think without the original Wastelanders expansion the game would be dead right now.
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Re: Steam Deck Specs Boost
Jul 21, 2021, 10:58
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Re: Steam Deck Specs Boost Jul 21, 2021, 10:58
Jul 21, 2021, 10:58
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 20, 2021, 23:58:
On phones, especially on iPhones, the pixel dimensions tend to be greater than desktop displays. The 11 Pro Max and Xs Max, for example, have a render pixel size of 1242 x 2688, which is larger than 2K resolution. If that is present in the Dock, then people are in for ultra-high video quality. It might be even better watching a film and TV shows on the Dock than a phone and more comfortable to hold than a bulky tablet.
Curious.....do you watch more videos on your phone than other devices? I don't enjoy the compact format and would rather watch shows/movies in a couch/television environment. I watch some things on my tablet when I'm getting ready in the morning or out and about....but for relaxing entertainment, I def prefer a couch/television.
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Re: RimWorld - Ideology Released
Jul 21, 2021, 10:40
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Re: RimWorld - Ideology Released Jul 21, 2021, 10:40
Jul 21, 2021, 10:40
 
Love Rimworld.

Would love it more if they would stop development on it and work on Rimworld II. Maybe incorporate some of the QoL mods into an actual new version that does a little better job of explaining the new features. I still don't get quests that cross the large world map....it seems like I only get offered them when I'm already dealing with a crisis and don't have the manpower/attention to devote.

Who am I kidding? I'll get this expansion and find a mod introducing the Tiger King Guru presiding over my mass of acolytes.
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced
Jul 21, 2021, 10:33
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced Jul 21, 2021, 10:33
Jul 21, 2021, 10:33
 
Armengar wrote on Jul 21, 2021, 06:52:
Bethesda need to sort out the hacked weapons, duplicators crashing servers, constant "not responding", inconsistent approach to deprecated kit that ruins events.
All of these things and the fact that a Bloodied-Unyielding build is far and beyond THE late game build to use if you don't have hacked or magical weapons. I enjoyed the game early on....but after a while, having to fast travel to find three places that aren't cleared out by hacked/magic players or have multiple boss events spoiled by same....or getting one-shot by a stealthed Bloodied-Unyielding player while trying to get resources from a workshop.... Screw it. I'm not paying for a private server just to be able to play.
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Re: Steam Deck Specs Boost
Jul 20, 2021, 17:42
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Re: Steam Deck Specs Boost Jul 20, 2021, 17:42
Jul 20, 2021, 17:42
 
Obviously it won't make a huge difference except during load times.....but I'm curious if it will make any perceptible difference.
256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
My quick google-fu isn't giving me any specific tech specs for "high-speed" NVMe other than enterprise gear....which seems odd for a consumer hand held.
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Re: Epic Games Store Adding Achievements and More
Jul 20, 2021, 17:36
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Re: Epic Games Store Adding Achievements and More Jul 20, 2021, 17:36
Jul 20, 2021, 17:36
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 20, 2021, 17:21:
I use all the features you guys say are worthless /shrug
Deplorable Steam Fanboi!!!! How dare you make use of the featureset! I bet you're one of those filthy no goods that uses Bluetooth in his car as well. Disgusting what this world is coming to.
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Re: Epic Games Store Adding Achievements and More
Jul 19, 2021, 17:51
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Re: Epic Games Store Adding Achievements and More Jul 19, 2021, 17:51
Jul 19, 2021, 17:51
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 19, 2021, 16:56:
The Workshop, what was once a pretty nice feature, has now turned in to a dumping ground.
Man, I gotta call this one out. There is a lot of chaff in the Workshop, but it's fairly easy to filter out if you research the mods elsewhere. Here is what modding looks like once you take off the rose colored glasses :

Kenshi - Steam Workshop - 15 minutes and free
- 10 minutes looking over a couple of Reddit threads with recommended mods
- 5 minutes in Steam Workshop to find, download, and enable them in game.
Fallout 4 VR - old school modding - more hours than I would care to admit + paying for NexusMods
- hours looking over threads and spreadsheets regarding compatibility
- paying for NexusMods
- time trying to find out why certain mods aren't on NexusMods and have to be sourced elsewhere
- an hour getting MO2 and watching vids on how the interface works
- manually editing INI's
- More hours adjusting load orders, individual mod settings, copying files, etc...
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Re: Epic Games Store Adding Achievements and More
Jul 19, 2021, 16:31
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Re: Epic Games Store Adding Achievements and More Jul 19, 2021, 16:31
Jul 19, 2021, 16:31
 
Woot! I hear the Yugo is going from 8-track to audio cassette on the 2022 model. I mean...we can't expect them to be on par with modern vehicles, can we?

And along the same lines, Steam's 'Discussion' forums are utter trash. For such a decades old and simplistic manner of communication, you'd think they could incorporate a robust solution.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 18, 2021, 14:45
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 18, 2021, 14:45
Jul 18, 2021, 14:45
 
Wow....Steam Deck Reservations are $5 each.....and it got to #3 in revenue.

Every Stadia engineer is currently crying in their beer.
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Re: Steam Deck Announced
Jul 15, 2021, 16:16
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Re: Steam Deck Announced Jul 15, 2021, 16:16
Jul 15, 2021, 16:16
 
I haven't used my Switch in many months....but that had everything to do with the limited selection of titles that generate any interest.

This, however, has my renewed enthusiasm for mobile gaming. I wonder if it will have the same issues with reading text on the tiny screen?
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Re: Ubisoft Scandal Blowback Continues
Jul 7, 2021, 15:27
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Re: Ubisoft Scandal Blowback Continues Jul 7, 2021, 15:27
Jul 7, 2021, 15:27
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 7, 2021, 15:23:
It sounds like that's the standard they're applying.
The Ubisoft spokeswoman declined to comment on individual cases. “Any employee that had allegations and remain at Ubisoft has had their case rigorously reviewed by a third party and were either exonerated or underwent appropriate disciplinary actions,” she said. “Employees who have been under investigation would not remain at Ubisoft if results of investigations warranted termination.”
I kinda wish they would detail the investigation for each accusation.....but then we get into privacy concerns and the court of social media opinion. Hopefully those rigorous investigations were just that and those found guilty were terminated without parachutes.
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit
Jun 29, 2021, 21:27
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit Jun 29, 2021, 21:27
Jun 29, 2021, 21:27
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 29, 2021, 15:57:
Second, if he lost work due to unsubstantiated rumors, then he should bring a wrongful termination suit against those corporations. Instead he's choosing to use the courts against those with the least resources to defend themselves, the women in this story.
Third, not only is he choosing a type of lawsuit that is hard to win, his tactics in executing the suit are making it even harder (presenting a poorly prepared complaint, pushing to be considered a public person, filing in CA, pushing to move venue to the defendant-friendly LA courts, etc.).
What all of this points to is that he seems less concerned about truly winning the case, and more concerned with the optics ("I'm fighting to clear my name!") and punishing the women who called him out.
"At Will Employment"....it's a bitch to get around that in the States and this wouldn't qualify as 'wrongful termination' in the legal sense, so that's a non-starter.

Oh, totally agree that this comes off as grandstanding for the spotlight.....but that doesn't mean that it's wrong. If I had to lay money on it, he's a garbage human......but he deserves a chance at recompense if the opening move was a bullshit hit job.
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit
Jun 29, 2021, 21:15
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit Jun 29, 2021, 21:15
Jun 29, 2021, 21:15
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2021, 10:49:
Because... it doesn't really exist? It's a nice, scary label to put onto something that's normal and has always happened?
Oh, come on. Dude, don't play obtuse....we both know you're better than that. Boycotts and the court of popular opinion are things that have always been a part of human culture....obviously. Social media has taken the 'court of popular opinion' to wildly insane heights and far reaching effects that are damaging our society's ability to function. Think back to how people acted about Nixon 'the crook' or Kennedy 'the papist'....it was nasty, but nothing like what it is currently. Three things that come to mind that are interesting (though very limited in scope) analogs would be HUAC, Lindy Chamberlain, and the Salem Witch Trials....but again...they were comparatively narrow and limited in their damage.

I think maybe since you quoted two sentences you're taking a very myopic interpretation. 'Cancel Culture' is not a product of one political ideology....it's a product of this always on social media click or die world that so much of America is embracing. The Right and Left are playing the game....it's not something specific to one faction. Maybe you're defending it as 'the norm' because in this instance it serves your wants/needs/desires?

So...yeah....I can think of multiple examples of how nuts it is....macro and micro. I've had a handful of clients fire employees in the last four years because of something asinine on their social media. One because she worked for a very conservative accounting firm and was *very* pro-Bernie....but tastefully so. She lost her goddamn job because a bunch of adult-children worked themselves into a tantrum. HER JOB! HOW SHE, A SINGLE MOM, SUPPORTS HER KID.....because she had the temerity to voice her support for a set of ideals. People should not be losing their ability to put food on the table because someone didn't like their opinion....or because of obscure accusations.

But you're right....this hysteria is normal. Just another day at the office. Same as it was when we were kids. Business as usual.....
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit
Jun 29, 2021, 09:23
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Re: Chris Avellone Files Libel Suit Jun 29, 2021, 09:23
Jun 29, 2021, 09:23
 
Mmm....an awful lot of grandstanding on both sides of the aisle on this one. Sadly, I think, just for attention rather than addressing the issues. Sexual predation (particularly for men in power) is a dark truth some blindly deny and throw tantrums defending human garbage they have no knowledge of. Cancel culture and rampant knee-jerk redaction is childish mob rule. I'm not sure why most rational adults don't condemn both as cancers on society.

Avellone seems like a self promoting ass....who at the very least seems to treat women poorly. But just like the Aziz Ansari situation...that doesn't automatically qualify you as a 'sexual predator'. Give the man his day in court. If he's the victim of a hit piece, hopefully he has enough evidence to put paid to the situation. If he's just looking to skirt the repercussions of his actions, hopefully he falls further into the flames.
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Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Adds Adventures
Jun 24, 2021, 18:52
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Re: Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition Adds Adventures Jun 24, 2021, 18:52
Jun 24, 2021, 18:52
 
Ha! Congrats man!
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