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Signed On Jul 18, 2011, 06:27
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2015, 16:54 shiho
 
Jon Stewart is state propaganda puppet no different from news anchors we had in Soviet news program "Times".

I followed him at first and it made me feel warm and tingly and phpecial, until I realized just how zealously he protects the worst, most corrupt administration America has ever had - through strawmen, context-less soundbytes, cheap gags.

During 2012 elections he foamed at the mouth calling Republicans bald and fat and ugly and such, it was pathetic to watch.

That's all that it takes to enamor the Twitter generation - poorly educated, unable to think for themselves, clinging to comfortable ecosystem of beliefs which make them feel nice n'clever. Forget "facts", facts are for old people.

Pinning a red star on my lapel and feeling phpecial because I had a newspaper dedicated to kids like me - "Young Leninist" - is a very familiar warm fuzzy feeling.

Our satirical "independent" magazine "Crocodile" (approved by Soviet gov't apparatus) was no different from Stewart in its cynical hatred of America, and it used clever, snappy caricature drawings to imprint the propaganda.

Leibowitz (Stewart) is a cynical, bitter man, a liar, protector of an anti-American, anti-Israeli administration, and a traitor to his own people.

Good riddance. Too bad this clown will only be replaced by another.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
29. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 6, 2015, 12:27 shiho
 
At some point in near future, "Roberts" will become a verb.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 5, 2015, 22:33 shiho
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 22:32:
What exactly would a phased plasma rifle in the 40 watt ranger and what would it do?

Who is your daddy and what does he do?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 5, 2015, 21:23 shiho
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 21:21:
shihonage wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 18:44:
This time it will come equipped with a plasma rifle in 40-watt range.

"phased" plasma rifle!

Dang. Affirmative.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
14. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 5, 2015, 21:11 shiho
 
If Derek Smart played it snide, compact, and cool, his words would've been a lot harder to discard by this clown. He would've had more impact.

Alas, Derek Smart cannot control his emotions.

Derek Smart.
 
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News Comments > New SMITE God
1. Re: New SMITE God Aug 5, 2015, 19:51 shiho
 
One day, a god will smite Hi-Rez studios for what they did to Tribes. That is all.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 5, 2015, 18:44 shiho
 
This time it will come equipped with a plasma rifle in 40-watt range.  
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.3 Preview
12. Re: Diablo III 2.3 Preview Aug 5, 2015, 04:34 shiho
 
Saboth wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 21:21:
No clue how all of these people are putting hundreds or thousands of hours into D3. I farmed, farmed, farmed, and it just got really boring. I'd gladly play $40-$50 for a graphically updated D2.

No matter how old you get, high-schoolers remain the same age. Similarly, there's always a demographic of dumb people who are new to games and have not developed a sense of discernment. Especially in the day and age where people offload 90% of their brain onto Google search.

I'd too gladly pay for a functional and preferably revamped Diablo2. Sadly that will never happen.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.3 Preview
9. Re: Diablo III 2.3 Preview Aug 4, 2015, 21:16 shiho
 
Rhett wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 20:45:
I'm sorta surprised they don't just start over with Diablo 4, instead of constantly updating this one for free. The game has come so far from when it was released, though. It's so much more enjoyable.

Did I miss a "free" Reaper Of Souls giveaway somewhere?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.3 Preview
5. Re: Diablo III 2.3 Preview Aug 4, 2015, 19:04 shiho
 
All I want is a fixed version of Diablo2 which works properly on modern systems and has widescreen support and options for resolution scaling.

Diablo2 was created by much smarter people. You can't fix stupid.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer
7. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 16:50 shiho
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 15:35:
How about a freedom fighter resisting the occupying American forces - which is an actual reality in a lot of the world.

No thanks, Saddam.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
13. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 2, 2015, 16:20 shiho
 
Onedrive is actually mediocre.

Just recently I was considering a file sync service because I intend to code in two different locations, and once again, after trying a multitude of solutions, I was driven back to Dropbox.

It's truly amazing how Dropbox remains #1 simply because it does all the things one expects.

You know what Onedrive DOESN'T DO? The #1 feature expected from a file sync service, of course - incremental file backups.

So when I change one character in my Visual Studio project, it uploads 47megs! Dropbox uploads probably around <300k in the same situation.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Bonus Weekend
3. Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Bonus Weekend Jul 31, 2015, 23:09 shiho
 
bores of borenor  
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News Comments > ZOMBI Announced
8. Re: ZOMBI Announced Jul 31, 2015, 02:03 shiho
 
ZOMBI on ZX Spectrum was one of the scariest games I've played in the early 90s.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
58. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 29, 2015, 23:56 shiho
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 23:47:
I never refuted that gameplay system innovation has pretty much stopped. There's still some things that are better than in the past, but they're mostly cosmetic. Thing is, open world games are the best we can get nowadays, so I support them. At some point console gamers will become more experienced and we'll finally be able to push games evolution again.

Modern open-world games are not any sort of apex of evolutionary design. They're just another genre, no more, no less. And as I said, they usually fail at being "open-world" in any meaningful sense.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
56. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 29, 2015, 18:42 shiho
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 17:27:
I have no idea what you are talking about now... If you don't like specific locations, try Daggerfall. In my top 3 games of all time. The entire world was randomly created. Quests are generated randomly and given to random npcs. It's pretty crazy. A bit buggy though :p

Way to shift the goalposts. There are plenty of games in the past that are more evolved than games in the present. I am talking about present games, and made specific examples of present games, in the context of Fallout 4 discussion.

Daggerfall didn't exactly hold up well enough to be played today. In its own way, it tried to innovate, however. That innovation should've been taken much further over the decades that followed, instead of being forgotten and forsaken in favor of Ass Effects of today.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
54. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 29, 2015, 17:14 shiho
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 08:39:
Well the other game genres are even MORE guilty of that. Open world games are the richest type of games we have at the moment. So, if you're going to give up on open world games, might as well give up on everything.

Not really, they're just as locked as the rest. Changing your location on the map isn't the same as changing the gameworld.

You can go anywhere in GTA or Far Cry or Watchdogs or Assassin's Creed... but it's pointless because eventually you'll have to go to point B, point C, point D on the map, all predefined, and complete the plot-sequences in specific order to see your precious cutscenes and "progress".

The walking simulation aspect is just that. There isn't even any "simulation" asides from being able to kill random people or drive random cars.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
51. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 29, 2015, 04:36 shiho
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 19:43:
I feel that, maybe not that strongly. It is why I hope VR can give us a nice change up. Indies is probably where most innovation is at today.

I don't agree with Walking Simulator.

VR is just a change in rendering and UI. It will call for new gameplay mechanics eventually, but none of significance.

You'll still be playing Skyrim 2: VR Edition and talking to an indestructible NPC who addresses you like some schmuck despite you being ultra-powerful, and 2 out of your 3 dialogue choices will have the same outcome...

You'll be playing Fallout 5, where Liam Neeson will once again play your dad, and once again when your dad asks you to find him some item or someshit, if you say "Not now", the game will simply stop until you actually agree.

The real work is in advancing the reactivity of virtual worlds. And, if a game isn't supposed to be particularly reactive, then the real work is in developing the art and science of writing game worlds and dialogue in a manner which matches a good TV show in quality.

Visuals driving immersion has been a dead end for 9 years now. People keep saying "imagine if stuff looked better than it does now"... well, stuff looked great for a long freaking time already.

It's not about how stuff looks, it's not about stuff looking shiny in 360-degree view angle, it's about meaningful interaction and player involvement.

Innovation, new game genres, wouldn't hurt either. At all. Wouldn't hurt at all, really.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Kanaiís Cube Previewed
23. Re: Diablo III Kanaiís Cube Previewed Jul 29, 2015, 03:35 shiho
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 02:30:
Fuck Diablo3. They took everything that was good about Diablo2, threw it away, copied shit from WoW, introduced butterfly witches and retarded archangels named 'Imperius', added some more WoW shit, then excreted it out for our gaming pleasure. D3 is seriously Blizzard's worst fail ever. No ammount of fixing will get it anywhere near the quality of even Path of Exile let alone Diablo2:LOD...

I like you.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Kanaiís Cube Previewed
19. Re: Diablo III Kanaiís Cube Previewed Jul 28, 2015, 23:31 shiho
 
OpticNerve wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 21:57:
But for me, the biggest thing is that combat's really fun since it's WASD movement with mouse-aim and you can infinitely dodge roll and jump. Combining that with switching in and out of two weapons makes combat a lot of fun and it feels a lot more active and engaging than using a mouse cursor to move AND attack while pressing the number keys once in a while ala. D3 and PoE.

Sounds like fun if it had co-op. (looks at Steam page) Wait... it has co-op??!?
 
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