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Re: ItB: Thunderball!
Sep 18, 2023, 20:09
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Re: ItB: Thunderball! Sep 18, 2023, 20:09
Sep 18, 2023, 20:09
 
An unsubstantiated rumour is circulating that in reality, this is the true cause:


I don't have much time here, so I'll be brief. The US DoD is shitting its pants because the F-35 was actually shot down by what was apparently small arms fire. While I don't know specifics, we do know it was large caliber (.50 BMG or similar) that engaged it while it was performing hovering maneuvers. The pilot heard several "ping" (pilot's words, not mine) sounds before seeing warning lights appear. He or she (don't know that detail) ejected shortly afterwards. The plane was performing low speed maneuvers at approximately 2500 ft over a sparsely populated area know to local law enforcement as having militia activity., so those groups are prime suspects right now.

They have already retrieved parts of the airframe and this news came in about 2 hours ago. POTUS is already being briefed and federal LEOs are starting to investigate alongside military police.

The story they are putting out that they lost it is just to cover for the fact that American insurgents just downed the most capable airframe in the USMC's arsenal with commercially available small arms.

The DoD is taking the approach of appearing to be stupid when it is actually incredibly weak. I would not expect them to ever publicly release that a backwoods malitia downed this aircraft, as doing so would severely damage the already strained credibility of the armed forces. Even though I was part of the briefing, the details I was given are sparse due to the embarrassing nature of all of this.


Certainly sounds more credible than the "We lost it" story.

src (via 4chan): https://twitter.com/AjaxTheUnderkin/status/1703863731980026248

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Re: Starfield Passes 6M Players
Sep 8, 2023, 07:07
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Re: Starfield Passes 6M Players Sep 8, 2023, 07:07
Sep 8, 2023, 07:07
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 7, 2023, 19:36:
It is obvious that the vast majority is GamePass (and Xbox) since we have the Steam numbers.

...

This announcement is reeking of desperation to make Starfail appear more successful than it is.

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Yep, spot on. The game is a boring turd. Metacritic User Score is bang on; currently standing at 6.1 on Xbox. It's not terrible, but it's so lacking in immersion and tedious busywork you wonder how it was ever greenlit.

Frankly, whatever you think of Chris Roberts and Star Citizen or Elite Dangerous, Starfield shows you how far removed the two products are from Starfield and the feeling of actually being in space...

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Re: Get Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak for Free
Aug 24, 2023, 12:54
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Re: Get Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak for Free Aug 24, 2023, 12:54
Aug 24, 2023, 12:54
 
The Gunship airplane in this is the best implementation of a futuristic AC130 ever. So satisfying.

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Re: Get Homeworld Remastered Collection and Severed Steel for Free
Jul 27, 2023, 17:44
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Re: Get Homeworld Remastered Collection and Severed Steel for Free Jul 27, 2023, 17:44
Jul 27, 2023, 17:44
 
Incredible getting Homeworld Remastered Collection for free, absolutely stellar remakes of the series two mainline titles.

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Re: DAVE THE DIVER Sells 1M
Jul 11, 2023, 14:17
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Re: DAVE THE DIVER Sells 1M Jul 11, 2023, 14:17
Jul 11, 2023, 14:17
 
Agreed, deceptively simple gameplay loop but with lots of cool new mechanics, regions introduced along the way to keep you playing. Plus it's got a storyline and quests. Super impressive and well worth the cash.

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Re: Microsoft: Injunction Could Kill Activision Deal
Jun 23, 2023, 04:37
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Re: Microsoft: Injunction Could Kill Activision Deal Jun 23, 2023, 04:37
Jun 23, 2023, 04:37
 
LordSteev wrote on Jun 23, 2023, 02:04:
I'm just not sure which mega-billion dollar corporation I should feel the most sorry for. I know they both have my best interests at heart, which makes choosing one all the more difficult.

What I don't understand is that it says Microsoft want to consummate the deal by July the 18th, but the FTC's original complaint isn't due to be heard until August. I guess that's why there's an injunction, which speaks to Microsoft's arrogance that they think they can ride rough shode over due process and just 'merge' even with a pending action...




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Re: OotB: Still Quaking
Jun 22, 2023, 17:57
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Re: OotB: Still Quaking Jun 22, 2023, 17:57
Jun 22, 2023, 17:57
 
US approves chicken made from cultivated cells, the nation's first 'lab-grown' meat.

Probably want to read this article first before gobbling that stuff down...

Exscript:

Some of the companies call their products cultured meat, or cultivated meat, or cell-cultured meat. All of them stress the M-word. “This is meat,” Upside Foods Inc. Chief Executive Officer Uma Valeti said at an industry conference a little more than a year ago. “Calling it anything else, I think, is going to be misleading.” On a cellular level, alternative protein advocates say, it’s no different. And that’s 99.9% true.

The big honking asterisk is that normal meat cells don’t just keep dividing forever. To get the cell cultures to grow at rates big enough to power a business, several companies, including the Big Three, are quietly using what are called immortalized cells, something most people have never eaten intentionally. Immortalized cells are a staple of medical research, but they are, technically speaking, precancerous and can be, in some cases, fully cancerous.



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Re: Unreal Engine 5 Videos
Mar 22, 2023, 19:17
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Re: Unreal Engine 5 Videos Mar 22, 2023, 19:17
Mar 22, 2023, 19:17
 
Re: Lords of the Fallen video, looks very pretty but they notice they don't showcase anything about environmental destruction. Chances are it'll be the same static environments, 99% indestructible or deformable except for the scripted events, with a few barrels and obligatory and unexplainable boxes scattered around as a poor alternative. Like running through a theme park and beating to death the mascots you come across.

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Re: Biz Buzz
Mar 9, 2023, 14:17
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Re: Biz Buzz Mar 9, 2023, 14:17
Mar 9, 2023, 14:17
 
Bill Borre wrote on Mar 9, 2023, 12:40:
Does this thing have any sort of timeframe? Seems like it's been dragging on forever.

FTC complaint evidentiary hearing kicks off August 4th. UK (CMA) probably just do what the USA says. Europe will likely approve the deal.

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Re: Game Crossovers
Dec 23, 2022, 19:17
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Re: Game Crossovers Dec 23, 2022, 19:17
Dec 23, 2022, 19:17
 
Original article for those who can't view it: link

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Re: Game Crossovers
Dec 16, 2022, 17:07
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Re: Game Crossovers Dec 16, 2022, 17:07
Dec 16, 2022, 17:07
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 16, 2022, 16:39:


No, the extreme grimdark of WH40k that borrows heavily from late WW1 technology mixed in with low grade fantasy writing really isn't for everybody. I enjoyed some of the WH40k games, but it's always a "well this is pretty good, but it probably could have been better without the baggage of the license" type thing.


Try some Dan Abnett, probably the one of the pinnacles of Games Workshop lore writers, although he probably deserves a Booker prize given the quality of his storytelling.

Strongly suggest starting with the Eisenhorn series (Xenos is the first book) and the audio books read by the amazing Toby Longworth. Give yourself a few hours to see if you like it, pretty sure you'll find it utterly fantastic.

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Re: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor in March
Dec 10, 2022, 18:25
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Re: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor in March Dec 10, 2022, 18:25
Dec 10, 2022, 18:25
 
Andor set a bar for Star Wars and this drek isn't anywhere near it.

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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Released
Nov 30, 2022, 19:37
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Released Nov 30, 2022, 19:37
Nov 30, 2022, 19:37
 
Schkorpio wrote on Nov 30, 2022, 19:19:
I find the melee in vermintide games pretty dull, can you shoot 99% of the time in this?

You can, ammo's not infinite though. It's a fantastic game, they learnt a lot from Vermintide and its sequel.

Makes a change for a Warhammer 40k property to be good.

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Re: Activision Blizzard Financials
Nov 7, 2022, 18:40
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Re: Activision Blizzard Financials Nov 7, 2022, 18:40
Nov 7, 2022, 18:40
 
Nice of Bobby to put on a brave face, but the chances of the Activision Blizzard / Microsoft merger deal closing are now around 50/50.

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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Oct 27, 2022, 05:18
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 27, 2022, 05:18
Oct 27, 2022, 05:18
 
Schkorpio wrote on Oct 27, 2022, 00:27:

Why do you think legacy auto is doing everything they can to slow Tesla down? It's not his bad Tweets they are worried about.


Pretty sure that's just healthy competition in a free market.


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Re: Rumor Mill
Oct 23, 2022, 17:50
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Re: Rumor Mill Oct 23, 2022, 17:50
Oct 23, 2022, 17:50
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 23, 2022, 16:02:
Has garnered two places on Steams Weekly top 10 sellers.
Performing as intended.

Sadly I contributed to this...

Learn from my mistake.


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Re: Rumor Mill
Oct 23, 2022, 15:59
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Re: Rumor Mill Oct 23, 2022, 15:59
Oct 23, 2022, 15:59
 
CoD: MW2 campaign is just one big corridor shooter. There's one mission where there is some space, and the AI doesn't love it, the rest are like something from over a decade and a half ago with slightly nicer graphics. No environmental destruction, ropey vehicle physics, on-the-rails corridor level design and insanely easy even on Veteran difficulty.

Awful. 3/10.

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Re: Evening Interviews
Aug 27, 2022, 09:22
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Re: Evening Interviews Aug 27, 2022, 09:22
Aug 27, 2022, 09:22
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 26, 2022, 19:43:
I hope this turns out great... I loved Homeworld 1, Cataclysm, 2, and the more recent planet based spinoff. Although all the games did have some truly annoying scripted missions, hopefully that gets avoided this time around... beautiful games though!

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak was great, the flying units, especially the gunship, were some of the best outside of Total Annihilation. Such a feeling of weighty destruction!

Strongly recommended for those who haven't played (get past the first 3 missions which are pretty pedestrian)
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Aug 24, 2022, 04:38
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 24, 2022, 04:38
Aug 24, 2022, 04:38
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 23, 2022, 12:38:

Muskrats really, really want to believe he's the modern Howard Hughes instead of being the rich-by-pure-luck creepfuck that he truly is.

Amen.


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Re: ItB: Beats Bud Light?
Jul 1, 2022, 08:43
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Re: ItB: Beats Bud Light? Jul 1, 2022, 08:43
Jul 1, 2022, 08:43
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Jul 1, 2022, 01:01:
Bud Light already exists though?

lol
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