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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
55. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 29, 2016, 23:37 shiho
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 23:11:
shiho wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 18:28:
Dunno if this gameplay has been posted...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U4OChfGvYsA

Looks like it's been removed, whatever it was

Sky of The..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by SIEA.

That was fast. That was some guy playing No Man's Content. He went around drilling for minerals in order to teleport them to his ship in order to repair his broken systems and his suit. The whole thing has a "Corpse of Discovery" kind of feel to it, with Minecraft in it.

He found some horribly ugly dog, and the dog actually found him a health... potion. He wanted to take the dog with him, but the game doesn't let you.

He identified a bunch of plants and animals and got an achievement of some kind as well, with an epic widescreen transition. "Survived 10 sols" or something.

All the plants and stuff have nonsensical names of course.

A spaceship flew by in the sky. The soundscape in this game is very atmospheric and pronounced.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 29, 2016, 19:50 shiho
 
But MS is still gonna spy on what the schoolchildren type, amirite.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
206. Re: bring on the Store Fronts and easy downloads Jul 29, 2016, 19:48 shiho
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2016, 19:31:
I could care less how I get my games. The more store fronts the merrier I say. As long as i don't have to keep track of patches, cds and dvds the world is a better place.

Yeah, good luck running 10 different Steam-type clients which will eat 2gb of your RAM, countless CPU cycles, interfere with each other with all their visual overlays, require different payment methods and memorizing different UIs, and are unable to detect when another client is running an online game so they should STOP the autoupdating process.

Fuck that shit.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
53. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 29, 2016, 18:28 shiho
 
Dunno if this gameplay has been posted...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U4OChfGvYsA
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 29, 2016, 02:55 shiho
 
Death is already forever IRL. Why do I need this shit in a game.  
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News Comments > DOOM Patch, DLC, and Double XP Plans
5. Re: DOOM Patch, DLC, and Double XP Plans Jul 28, 2016, 19:49 shiho
 
That's not too bad. Tribes: Ascend is still surviving with about what looks like 100 active players

Of course T:A is free-to-play.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Patch, DLC, and Double XP Plans
1. Re: DOOM Patch, DLC, and Double XP Plans Jul 28, 2016, 18:37 shiho
 
It's wise of them to prevent playerbase fragmentation by allowing non-DLC players to join DLC players.

It's unwise of them to charge for this DLC, because I'm pretty sure their online playerbase is circling the drain.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
48. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 16:29 shiho
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 14:49:
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 12:54:
What were people expecting here, Mass Effect?

Of course. This is the major problem here and the main source of the unwarranted, baseless hate that this title is receiving (ignorance level: RNC).

Seems that a chunk of gaming public simply can not stand even a thought of allowing for any other playing style than Ye Ole scripted-linear-guided experiences that we have been mostly fed for over a decade. Watching this whole process is actually quite fascinating, from a psychological point of view.

It`s quite paradoxical too: back in the early days we dreamed of complex worlds infused with complex gameplay, and thought that only hardware is the limit. Turned out that what people really want is more polygons, safe corridors and "stories", not actual gaming systems and true freedom. Pretty sad, if you ask me.

There is indeed a lot riding on the success/failure of this game. If it sinks, we won`t see any other project of this kind in a AAA wrapper for a long time, it will be all strictly underground. If it succeeds however, it will hopefully inspire other major studios to borrow from the things it make it so exciting and fresh.

So just hoping that Hello Games didn`t mess the basics up. If they managed to get the trade, fighting etc on at least "okay" level, then this game will be a modern classic, well above all your Witchers, GTAs and suchlike.

No. No, no, no.

We STILL dream of complex worlds with complex gameplay, even procedural worlds.

Some of us have enough experience however to distinguish when a game does offer that (Dwarf Fortress), and when a game is a spiritual sequel to Spore.

In fact when Spore was being marketed and everyone was ecstatic about it, I saw it exactly for what it was. This game is no different.

If you want to create complex procedural worlds, then your interactions with them should be complex, varied and meaningful. I see no evidence of that in "No Man's Content".

As for the upgrade/trading system... Elite: Desertous had that aplenty. It was a boring piece of crap game that I wasted money on, because its creator decided to recreate the experience of my ZX Spectrum childhood EXACTLY, with all the meniality and waiting that it involved.

"No Man's Gameplay" team is just a bunch of pie-in-the-sky programmers, who have idealized vision of their product that it will never deliver. However their presentations were enough to impress the clueless old execs at Sony, which is why the project will be seen to completion.

And then the public will see it.

I for one would like to discourage shit like this where developers severely misrepresent their game in order to get pre-orders. This will be, in many ways, "Aliens: Colonial Marines" type situation.

Except, if it's released on Steam, Steam now offers refunds.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
36. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 07:21 shiho
 
loomy wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 06:25:
I know what you guys are saying. I thought the same about diablo in the 90s. I could not explain why just clicking was so fun, and I resented the game for it. Fact is, I was totally wrong. It's enough to explore and collect stuff. People are simple creatures and will enjoy countless hours just looking for new boxes to open.

Now that's what I call reductionism. The randomization in Diablo 1 played a functional role which directly impacted the gameplay, rather than a mostly cosmetic role.

Random dungeons directly shaped how each game went, and created a tangible variety of experiences, as opposed to illusory variety of "No Man's Content".

The random content was also balanced with plenty of crafted content, such as unique monsters, char. classes and sufficiently developed combat mechanics/variety.

The process of leveling/advancing was also a large factor because it provided tangible benefits of learning new abilities, qualifying for better items, and just getting stronger in general.

"No Man's Content" just doesn't look like it has nearly enough of hand-crafted content in order to direct this game's experience in such a rewarding way. It will be just one of those sandbox games which offer a thousand different ways to get bored.

This comment was edited on Jul 28, 2016, 07:41.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
19. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 27, 2016, 22:12 shiho
 
loomy wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 21:02:
you guys are being assholes. rolling dice is fun. millions of people bought dayz and its clones so they could spawn naked and find random items and then die. this game will be fun as long as you're not an asshole with asshole expectations

Day-Z has actual gameplay mechanics and a pre-built world, if I am not mistaken.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
13. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 27, 2016, 19:28 shiho
 
YEAH MAN but the purple cats on the next planet have slightly longer necks!  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
7. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 27, 2016, 18:38 shiho
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 18:34:
What is a Florp? Is it's nonsensical-ness is the point or is there something more to it?

"Garbage In, Garbage Out"?

I once wrote an email web client called Gigo based on that

Hehe

But it's true. "No Man's Content" is going to put a huge dent in the value of the term "procedural" when used to hype any future game.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
3. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 27, 2016, 18:20 shiho
 
The game should be renamed to "GIGO".  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
171. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 18:15 shiho
 
nin wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 08:57:
I'd be careful who you worship there.

I have a high school buddy whose worldview is shaped by Daily Show and Young Turks (the antithesis of mine), and we hang out literally every week. I manage to retain respect for otherwise well-meaning people in my social circles who spout insults toward Donald Trump with regularity of clockwork.

The Internet makes it tempting to think in memes, but in reality a person has more than one side.

If my political opinions seem too loony for you, consider learning how to compartmentalize. It's an important part of growing up.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch Details
4. Re: Diablo III Patch Details Jul 27, 2016, 16:49 shiho
 
4 (?) years later, still no official way to remove the piss filter.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
139. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 23:36 shiho
 
Apparently there are many incredibly naive people in this thread.

Their store is not just an optional add-on. It's not just gonna sit there. It will grow with every major patch, like some sort of fungus.

Eventually there will be a "glitch", for example Steam notifications in-game will drop the framerate to a crawl.

By that point NVidia cards supporting DX 12.2 or whatever will be out, and MS will say, "due to radical optimizations in DX12.2 framework, it is no longer feasible to do shared rendering".

Gabe Newell will scramble to fix it, maybe come up with some sort of hack. Which will work for most games but not all. Annoyances begin.

Then M$ will say something like, "due to changes in networking stack to increase security, Win10 no longer allows firewall punching", which will destroy SteamPlay for a number of games.

Valve will then be forced to pay money for more servers and try to transparently emulate former SteamPlay peer-to-peer functionality that way, creating more lag, and it won't work for some games too.

Another annoyance.

The chain will continue until there is one annoyance after another.

Note that these aren't exact perfect examples of what will happen, but it is the general way in which a company of this magnitude can weasel its way into strangling the competition.

 
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News Comments > Battlezone 98 Redux Expansion
1. Re: Battlezone 98 Redux Expansion Jul 25, 2016, 23:27 shiho
 
Apparently they didn't import its soundtrack. WTF  
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News Comments > PC Gears of War 4 Details
26. Re: PC Gears of War 4 Details Jul 25, 2016, 19:35 shiho
 
They are not going to "kill" Steam support, they're just employing the same anti-competitive practices that they got sued for with Internet Explorer.

There's a HUGE advantage to this "bundling" approach in capturing the uneducated masses. For example, Bluray won the war against HD-DVD largely because it was made a part of the PS3 console.

As for you thinking people are paranoid... you're using the OS which has shown to be built on the policy of ignoring your decisions and wrangling more control away from you as the user. It is no longer your servant, and the updates you'll be force-fed from Microsoft for this "OS as a service" will keep pulling the carpet from under your feet, reverting your settings, changing the UI, etc etc.

Keyloggers used to be classified as malicious software, you know. But I guess the AV bigwigs like Symantec and Kaspersky won't be flagging these modules in Windows 10 as such.
 
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News Comments > PC Gears of War 4 Details
23. Re: PC Gears of War 4 Details Jul 25, 2016, 17:10 shiho
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 16:25:
Heh, the hate for win10 on here is so absurd. If you have a smartphone, of any variety, which I am 100% sure you do, that thing is tracking you way more than win10 on its default settings. I'm honestly not sure what the hate is all about, aside from "waaaah something new, I must hate it!".

A desktop OS serves a very different purpose from a portable convenience toy. I don't keep important files on my smartphone. Win10 EULA allows Microsoft (aka NSA) to take any of your files at will.

This means they can steal your intellectual property, or even flag you as a danger to the regime if, say, you develop an algorithm which just happens to decrypt government protocols or breach the same kind of systems the government uses. Even if you do it as a security researcher.

The predictable retort "if you got nothing to hide, you got nothing to be afraid of" is dangerous on too many levels which are far better explained everywhere else on the Internet. It is what allows totalitarian oppression to roam free. We all have things in our lives which fall into the gray zone of the law, or simply things we don't want everyone to see.

Win10 can also uninstall software Microsoft doesn't like. And unlike smartphones, it actually has a keylogger.

"“When you interact with your Windows device by speaking, writing (handwriting), or typing, Microsoft collects speech, inking, and typing information"

Even if we discard the possiblity of maliciousness from Microsoft (which would be incredibly naive)... do you like the idea of your bank passwords or other sensitive information being flung around the Internet using some unknown encryption protocol? Do you even want to gamble with that?

Do you want to trust the OS, which allows you to "disable" the spying features, but then continues to send your information to its maker regardless?

An OS which treats you like a moron who doesn't know what's good for him, and whose choices don't matter?

The answer, of course, depends on how much you match their intended demographic of ignorant proles.
 
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News Comments > PC Gears of War 4 Details
21. Re: PC Gears of War 4 Details Jul 25, 2016, 16:12 shiho
 
I passed the first Gears of War on PC in co-op and it was the best co-op experience I've had since Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition.

Too bad this one will be LOSEdows 10 exclusive.
 
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