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Gothic Remake 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider 

I'm not the biggest bill Gates fan

But the fact that Windows locks your PC for updates and tells you "don't turn off your computer" ON SHUTDOWN would have gotten someone (rightfully) shot when he was around

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Hi there if you are in America I suggest you ASAP contact your congressperson and ask them to oppose the CASE act, a weird copyright bill being voted on tomorrow

EFF:
twitter.com/EFF/status/1186324

Verge article:
theverge.com/2019/7/23/2070374

Short version: Now in addition to normal courts plus the DMCA there'd be this new weird copyright quasi-court. By my read if notice is served and you don't respond within 60 days you could get hit with a $15,000 fine as default judgement. Sounds really easy to abuse.

I'm playing battlefield 1 currently and it's weird how the pre-rendered cutscenes are so compressed or low res that they look significantly worse than in-game graphics

Crown Sterling (crypto) 

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Crown Sterling (crypto) 

C++ rage 

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sexual assault 

I usually don't post a lot outside tech or game related stuff, but I feel that this is important.

Here's one of the best MMA fighters in the world (who's 28 and also streams games on twitch) talking about depression in one of the best and most opens ways I've seen.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=A7xCLl80

This is a good reminder that a lot of people deal with the same things and that it's good to shed light on it.

For people that feel they don't understand deep depression or never had it, watch this

Anodyne 2 - initial impressions

Love the style

Love the music

This games world building is *super* weird, I really like it

Not able to rebind controls when using a controller is really strange and disappointing

The perfectly anti-aliased text really clashes with the pixellated art

The non-game menu design is quite bad

Way, way, way too much exposition and player hand holding

Players are smart you don't need to spell out everything 3 times

Also the writing has no subtlety at all

Fun

Reinstalling Elder scrolls online

- Download 80+ gb
- custom installer that takes additional disk space and a couple mins
- launcher:
- 1. download xxx mb
- 2. Install to 10x space
- 3. Goto 1.

This is ridiculous, if you already build your game with modular dlc support why the hell can't I select which content to install and why aren't patches bundled and delta-ed ?

Guild wars did more than this 15 years ago, it's emberassing

What the hell is up with the search widget every website has nowadays where it's the magnifying glass and on click you get a search bar *that does NOT get keyboard focus* ??

How is anybody using this and thinking it's fine ?

Or is Firefox screwing me ? IDK

But every single goddamn time I click on it and start typing, only to loudly curse seconds later

It's *so* unintuitive to me

Darksiders 3 

Thoughts on Darksiders 3 

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Thoughts on Darksiders 3 

So i am playing Dishonored 2 for the first time

All stealth Emily, no powers

It's a really cool game but OMG the visual choices

Why is there dirt everywhere on the screen when the character wears nothing over their eyes ?

Stop with the shitty camera effects when I am looking through the eyes of a person

My glasses are already dirty and distort stuff don't add more of that shit

And ofc you can turn off every effect except that one...

I'm seriously thinking about implementing virtual texturing for my 2D engine

Not sure if I should say "this is exciting!" Or "send help!!"

If you can't rely on sparse hardware textures and texture arrays, this really makes thinking about things easier

But I'll have an expensive baking step for every change to a texture in the game

Hey fellow programmers

Can anybody give me good pointers, for implementing asset streaming

The basic ideas are obvious, but how do you factor in storage latencies, how do you invalidate old data in practice etc.?

Basically as much nitty gritty technicaldetails as I can get

Thanks

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