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my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Take it from a real life astronaut: Mankind will never travel to space, let alone make video games about doing so

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Apr 24, 2013


janssendalt posted:

hey guys and goons
this game is coming out
and it's going to be the best

That's not a very good haiku

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Apr 24, 2013


T.G. Xarbala posted:

This is a person that literally wants to see someone else lose thousands of dollars out of sheer malice.

I mean, same, but with Chris Roberts

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


EDIT: Don't mind me, I wasn't paying attention

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


I don't care about Derek's personal credibility, and at this point in time I don't exactly think Derek does, either - he's confident that the information he's related will eventually turn out to be mostly correct - associating with noted garbage idiot Vox Day seems like an absolutely miserable time regardless of what it makes goons, redditors and everyone else think of you. Also, what's with all this talk like he's some kind of game design pioneer?

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


D_Smart posted:

Sorry, that's just not true. Only games with triple-A budgets even bother with MoCap now. In fact, animation tech have progressed so much better now that you only really need MoCap if you're depending on fluid natural movement which simply can't be done with an animation engine.

Sounds like someone couldn't afford a mocap studio

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Sappo569 posted:

:ssh: CIG can't afford one either (let alone 2) they just think they're unaccountable

(Yes, that's what I was going for)

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


alphabettitouretti posted:

He has denied it.

Has he, really? This might be nitpicking, but I don't think I've seen him say anything on the matter besides stuff like "prove it" and "you shouldn't believe everything you read online"

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


SneakyFrog posted:

what would that summon?

:woof:

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Are we talking about encrypting the predictions so that CIG won't adapt by changing the ships to dishonour Derek again? That would have made sense the first time, before CIG knew how real his source was. At this point, if they actually give enough of a poo poo, they'll just preemptively make the necessary last-minute changes to everything, thereby obsoleting all inside information without having to know exactly what Derek said. Changing some ship names is evidently not a lot of work.

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Truga posted:

Ketchup or Mayonnaise?

Neither, fuckin' ew

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Apr 24, 2013


Bootcha posted:

Consider this my public statement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4-oHfJNrr0

I, under the name "Bootcha", an investor with Cloud Imperium Games from Nov 13, 2012 till today, have decided to part ways with Cloud Imperium Games. As such, my investment has been returned to me, as is, with no accumulated interest. I no longer have any remaining business, legal interest, or influential bearing with Cloud Imperium Games and their ongoing business operations, and they have no further obligations towards me.

My opinions have been public, honest, and within the terms of my NDA. I enjoyed helping Star Citizen however I could, and was blessed to meet and befriend so many passionate artists, engineers, and designers. However, this project no longer has need of me, nor I of it.

I would like to thank fuzzknot for giving me the kick in the rear end to get this exit ball rolling, Mr. Smart for being frank and open with me, many past and present CIG employees for talking to me, Ben Lesnick for giving me this opportunity in the first place, Imp Zone for shaking some sense into me, and the Goons as a whole for ruining everything.

Congratulations on getting your money back,

Mirificus posted:

Are you still bound by the NDA?

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Sushi in Yiddish posted:

I'm the 12 dollar ikea lamp in the multi million dollar new office

Pleased to meet you, I'm that 2000-dollar desk made from genuine nazi fighter plane parts or whatever

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Eonwe posted:

i guess im asking, have they done any of the actual hard work, or have they just spent $90 million making a less compelling and glitchier version of Elite dangerous without the scale of Elite Dangerous

D_Smart posted:

No, they haven't.

:yarg:

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Justin Tyme posted:

Whoever has access to the PTU, please go land on the gas giant and walk around on it

I can't believe they put Ben in the game

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013



God damnit, that's not what Realpolitik is. Also, loving "I'm not saying Hitler was right, but look at all these brown people destroying the country"

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Have you ever noticed how bulky CR is in the trapezius area? I wouldn't pick a fight with him, he could probably beat the snot out of me. Just posting in this thread is terrifying

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013



https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5306988/Downloads/SQ42/447820968.mp3

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Apr 24, 2013


Beer4TheBeerGod posted:

The good news is that it will likely be months before it's shipped, so he has plenty of time.

To be fair, that's about how long it takes to manufacture a Star Citizen size jacket

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


The old dancecat was better :(

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Bootcha posted:

I meet Wulf, I think it was for the first time. Him and the old man (Marten Davies, the old VP of Sales at Origin) were chatting up two ladies over in a corner (turns out the ladies were beer league hockey players from Connecticut, so I got to talk hockey shop with someone at a nerd event, yay). Davies and I had been chatting up before. Basically long story short Wulf was doing everything he could to impress the girls, all the way through closing time, trying to convince them to come back to his hotel room. The 4 of us took those bike taxis to where the girls parked, and I convinced him to find a cab and just head back alone. Now, these were hockey playing girls, and they probably would have given that dude a righteous beatdown if he tried anything stupid, but Wulf was a fairly meaty dude and that strange kind of confidence that made me feel like not leaving the girls to that fate just because of "gently caress it, not my problem".

Also I *think* it was Wulf chatting up Chelsea Day about taking her on a private flight since she was interested in a pilot's license. Chelsea dropped the "Can my husband join us?" Pretty sure the topic changed an awkward minute later. Again, I *think* it was Wulf, I could be wrong and it was some other sperg.

Christ almighty, Wulge, please gently caress off

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Hail Satan

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Apr 24, 2013


Tippis posted:

…why is it that people so often seem to misuse the term “ambitious” when relating to this game?

Maybe I'm missing a trick here, but the only somewhat ambitious part of SC is the purported seamless transition between station, ship, and space environments, and even that one is only really ambitious due to the interlinked local physics of each zone. For everything else, there are games out right now that does what SC is supposed to do on a far larger, far more intricate and complex, and far more ambitious scale.

It's the same between visual fidelity and detail on the one hand (which is moving in this direction anyway as hardware becomes more powerful), and the claim of “realism” on the other, even though realism is so far divorced from everything related to SC, and indeed any space shooter. The “realism” is just a function of predictable computer evolution, not of some grand vision… and especially not as deadlines keep being missed and spectacular visuals become common-place simply because that's what happens over time.

Do these people simply not play space games?

The ambitious part, my dude, is developing a game with CR at the helm

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013



:barf:

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Apr 24, 2013


Angela Christine posted:

Head bobbing makes it much, much worse why would you even do that??? Stupid gimmicks like camera shake and motion blur can make it worse.

Yeah, the idea is absolutely baffling. It seems like, for some reason (it's :spergin:), CR really wants to display exactly what your dumb eyes would perceive in the scene, thereby leaving your brain with a ton of processing and the consequent platform for motion sickness. Good developers, who understand how to make a pleasantly playable game, emulate the final, material experience, because they know that half-arsed sensory immersion (the only level of sensory immersion available on consumer hardware) is worse than no immersion at all.

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


I know I've said this before, and I know I shouldn't expect highbrow references from these insufferable nerds, but all these loving Hitchhiker's Guide references are so painfully embarrassing.
  • Foundry 42
  • Squadron 42
  • Gemini 42
  • The $42M stretch goal included towels for the backers
  • I saw a destination in a PTU video named 'Cry-Astro Service 042'
I haven't been paying as close attention to the project as others ITT - have I missed any?

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


bumbles posted:

Why is a bloke called Batgirl? It's a guy.. right?.. :niggly:

No. gently caress off

D_Smart posted:

What did I miss? And how is that mocking? He asked a genuine question.

No. gently caress off

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Apr 24, 2013


Yolomon Wayne posted:

quote:

I am a shrew businesswoman with lots of experience in business

Oh no, is Sandi a furry

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Brazilianpeanutwar posted:

If only losing your ship meant you had to pay to get it back..with interest :D
Could you imagine the rsi tears? :allears:

Yes. They would be tears of joy

EDIT: :pgabz:

my girlfriend is Legos fucked around with this message at 15:14 on Jan 9, 2016

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Apr 24, 2013



:eyepop:

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Apr 24, 2013


Phi230 posted:

I wonder how this could be handled in gameplay? Maybe have a "constipation" modifier that slows your character down?

Judging by the character movement animations, this has already been implemented

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Apr 24, 2013



...Does this person think goons are 4channers, or was that stuff just there to ensure that the ban happened?

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013



Is this a meme

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Eonwe posted:

The Saddest Robot posted:

They added a plant!

I am literally making GBS threads my pants with excitement!
making GBS threads your plants
making GBS threads your plants with excrement

my girlfriend is Legos fucked around with this message at 02:29 on Feb 11, 2016

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013



drat, this wonderful cat looks exactly like Tjuormas. Norwegian forest cat, I assume? Deaf from the white fur gene?

my girlfriend is Legos
Apr 24, 2013


Einbauschrank posted:

It's not a new thing. Communists have been defending the track record of Socialism with this trick since the 1920ies.

"You see, Socialism is but a pre-alpha to Communism. Just two 5-year plans more!"

Post/avatar combo

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Apr 24, 2013


Opinion: Crabby hands

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Apr 24, 2013


Madcosby posted:

I really want answers about Full Burn

clearly, it was made for Star Citizen. They claim it was something that ended up on a server accidentally, but no history of the song seems to exist

I really want to hear Chris Roberts answer for Full Burn.

Calling it: Disco Lando played the synth

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Apr 24, 2013





Nice!

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Apr 24, 2013



Rolling around at the speed of sound

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