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PostPosted: Tue, 12. Dec 17, 04:15    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Just a note on certain sorts of games:

Minecraft is fun, for awhile. But, it soon turns into "boring" unless you start building contraptions. Then, it becomes fun again. (For awhile.) So, for those with a puzzle-solving creative spirit, like programmers, Minecraft becomes a puzzle-solving-contraption-building game and "exceeds its original programming" because of those enthusiasms.

Terraria is much like that, with similar building and design capabilities. (I think it's the better game of the two, actually, in terms of gameplay.) You're free to play however you wish, but coming up with contraptions and building in switches and circuits can be entirely part of the regular game experience... or not - It's up to you.

IOW, there are games out there that could provide people who like puzzle-solving/programming/creative games with multiple choices of playstyles across many gaming sessions, giving them opportunities for mindless fun and creativity coupled with "hard work," which gives great satisfaction when it achieves its goal. X3TC is like that, for me, with its endless complex logistics chains, the "fun" of setting up different types of system, just because you can, etc... And, if I don't feel like going through all that work, today, I don't have to.

("Gnomoria" is a good choice, too, but it has its faults. There's plenty of interesting building to be done and a great deal of logistics and planning going on. But, it doesn't go really "deep" into anything, which makes the end-game suffer, unless you've purposefully done things to make the game harder. (Or accidentally done them.) Unfortunately, it has some bugs that won't be fixed which could render one's game virtually unplayable... I love the game, hate some of the bugs that, while I can usually fix, myself, cause too much energy to be wasted during play. :/)

If one has to "work hard" at every play session, it's no longer a enjoyable game. The "work" needs to be part of the "fun." When that is all that there is, it loses its luster and becomes "not fun." Games that offer, not require, both sorts of play opportunities are, by and large, great games. (Unless they're "Dwarf Fortress" and visually assaulting the player while torturing them with archaic menu systems...)

X3TC = The best of both worlds in a science-fiction game, for me.

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PostPosted: Tue, 12. Dec 17, 17:37    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The future of policing


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PostPosted: Fri, 15. Dec 17, 11:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Disney have indeed bought out Fox (except for Fox News, sports and a couple of other minor bits) for $66.1 Billion... Though it still has to be confirmed by anti-trust/monopoly folks.

66,100,000,000 Dollars...

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PostPosted: Fri, 15. Dec 17, 12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

So, they own the rights to Futurama now?

And Firefly....

Good News Everybody!

I think....


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PostPosted: Sun, 17. Dec 17, 03:25    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Just sharing some laughs...

https://i.imgur.com/axdRMEO.gif

I can't ever not laugh at this. Crying right now, still...

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PostPosted: Mon, 18. Dec 17, 23:31    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

The Pentagon recently conducted a secret study of UFO phenomenon: https://www.cnn.com/2017/12/16/politics/pentagon-ufo-project/index.html

And, this story just hit the press, too: 2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’

So... yeah. This happened. Now what? Smile

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PostPosted: Mon, 18. Dec 17, 23:55    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Just as long as the pilots don't open fire. Don't want this sort of thing to happen. Just saying. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue, 19. Dec 17, 00:35    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

brucewarren wrote:
Just as long as the pilots don't open fire. Don't want this sort of thing to happen. Just saying. Wink


may i ask from where you are to find a proxy which let me see that video? Wink


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PostPosted: Tue, 19. Dec 17, 01:18    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

It's just a clip of
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Thunderbird 2 getting fired upon because she's doing 5,000 mph at the time
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I believe the show was made in the UK if that helps with googling for clips and stuff.

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PostPosted: Tue, 19. Dec 17, 03:14    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Rice wrote:
brucewarren wrote:
Just as long as the pilots don't open fire. Don't want this sort of thing to happen. Just saying. Wink


may i ask from where you are to find a proxy which let me see that video? Wink


The video starts off with an ITV logo, so it will be UK.


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PostPosted: Tue, 19. Dec 17, 12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Crytek sues Robert Space Industries over Star Citizen & Squadron 42

https://youtu.be/7MzzuiQVTDw?t=3m17s
This is a breif filed by Crytek and RSI replay so far is the Boiler Plate type of acknowlagement that is normal . ( Ok ducks , get in a row )
He narrates no long wall of text for you to read . Brief read about 30min.

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With Amazons  engine being used now by RSI . Amazon seein $$$ with RSI now useing its engine may just pay Crytek to go away . With rumors around  that Crytek is struggling , they may just take such an offer . Who knows ? this is just the first torpedo launch.



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PostPosted: Tue, 19. Dec 17, 16:56    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Tracker001 wrote:
Crytek sues Robert Space Industries over Star Citizen & Squadron 42

https://youtu.be/7MzzuiQVTDw?t=3m17s
This is a breif filed by Crytek and RSI replay so far is the Boiler Plate type of acknowlagement that is normal . ( Ok ducks , get in a row )
He narrates no long wall of text for you to read . Brief read about 30min. ...


Awesome! A copyright attorney on youtube! /bookmarked! Smile

IIRC, there was mention of this in the Star Citizen thread. Either that or I read across it while reading another article in that thread.

I think one gripe is that Crytek was hoping to get constant dev info and "free work" from RSI as they used the engine and modified it. There was supposed to be a free exchange of info from their development.

Edit Add: Interesting inclusions in that lawsuit. Good video, too. If the general gist of Crytek's contract with RSI is correct, RSI has some 'splaining to do in court. I don't see how RSI can think it can escape CryTek so easily. It doesn't matter what they're using now, what matters is what they agreed to in that earlier contract.

The Squadron 42 issue is interesting, too. That obviously raised CryTek's eyebrows when it was announced as a separate game.

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PostPosted: Tue, 19. Dec 17, 18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

Uh....

A followup to the "UFO" post, above:

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

And...

UFO Footage released by DoD (Guncam footage) includes pilot coms

Oh Lord, I sincerely hope that "First Contact" doesn't happen while Trump is in office...

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I reckon someone should send the DOD some washing up liquid, a bucket of clean water and a large sponge. That black smudge on the camera lens will scrub right off with a bit of elbow grease.

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It says a lot about a place when they can take the piss out of themselves. So I give you the 10 worst places in Scotland. Note; he uses the term NED quite a lot and if you didn't know, a NED stands for None Educated Delinquent.

Part one

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