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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



been playing No Man's Sky for the last couple of months. guess what: it's good now! tbh i never played it at launch and missed all the drama but drat they've come a long fuckin way and delivered on a lot of poo poo

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



sup kenny

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Uptime Sinclair posted:

garbo! my man.

:D

actual post, quote from a few pages back:

3D Megadoodoo posted:

Soundtracks being mentioned reminded me of Rollcage. It kinda had cars and also a very suiting ST and was a really good racer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL-agpImPRQ

e: also lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ok5AV7ZrM

the soundtrack for Rollcage Stage II is extremely good as it was done by real producers from Moving Shadow! i'm talkin Dom & Roland, Technical Itch, Omni Trio and Aquasky. the soundtrack even got a proper release on Moving Shadow after the game was released: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Rollcage-Stage-II-The-Soundtrack/release/9958

there's a torrent around of the full OST but here's a good YT playlist of it: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSbvuLg-8CjE1ud0l5BjPgZzyh6J_58fw

edit: unrelated but this may or may not be me irl :P

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 14:05 on Aug 17, 2020

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



i don't watch streams but i do watch some youtubers who take the time to assemble the footage from their streams into actually good videos. welyn if you like Rust/Escape from Tarkov (Sometimes Sea of Thieves and Minecraft). TorvestaRS for OSRS PVP.

tbh it's p cool that some peeps take the time

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



my RTX 2080 might not be long ISA wise but it's certainly thicc PCIe wise!

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



lmao

https://twitter.com/cameronwilson/status/1296670308359864321

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



still enjoying playing NFS Heat every now and then, especially modding cars to make absolute spiteful affronts to all that is reasonable. wish EA would release some more content for it, quite irregular of them to not produce an endless stream of DLC for it

edit: from my dumb twitter

https://twitter.com/GarbageDotNet/status/1297151459859955714

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



what's up dogma?

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



car atrocities

https://twitter.com/GarbageDotNet/status/1299396190698573824

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



c james status: still playing No Man's Sky, the enhancements to planet terrain, fauna, biomes and weather in the most recent update are cool as heck. this was on a toxic planet, i realy love how vibrant it is and the spore clouds coming from the giant mushrooms are neat

https://i.imgur.com/gt8r6zH.mp4

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



jesus WEP posted:

dude runs himself into the ground working on his channel as it is and fo4yolo is probably the most intensive series hes done in years, so i can understand why hes only releasing them on sundays

just looks like a poor-mans pete complete to me.

been playing some GW:ED again, retroarch really is a nice solution to the whole emulation dealio.

https://twitter.com/GarbageDotNet/status/1320815964875673600

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007




:eyepop:

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007




lmao. also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBtNwAry2mw

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



xpostin

Lord Lambeth posted:

https://twitter.com/zakiyama8618412/status/1328732777315926019

edit: not sure if this is glitch but I'm leaving it because it's funny

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



if anyone wanted to play NMS but was underwhelmed by the graphics the most recent update turned poo poo way up, looks heaps cooler.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



HAIL eSATA-n posted:

I'm looking forward to playing this on the play console 5 someday

as i understand the latest update was for exactly that. glhf https://www.nomanssky.com/next-generation-update/

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



https://twitter.com/rulesobeyer/status/1336086848893038596

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Target Track Jacket posted:

Cyberefund: 2020.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



back on one of my kinds of bullshit (fighters destiny for n64):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B9rcbRCskg

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007




had the win 9x cd version of this when i was a kid, fuckin ruled

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007




:lol:

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007




de_dust/2 didn't have music because CS didn't have a soundtrack checkmate

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



i only played CS for about ~6 months back in 1.3 you're gonna have to cut me some slack here!

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Casual Encountess posted:

one of the weirdest things about being a pro gamer in like 2004 and walking away is coming back to this super strong competitive culture. its both amazing and way worse than i could ever imagine.

there's this YT channel about esports that i watch (the score esports) because it's just fascinating how insane everything is. specific to CS in the last decade there has been:

  • establishment of regimented leagues and majors with million dollar prize pools
  • multiple match-fixing scandals (biggest being ibuypower, also a recent ruling by the AU regional esports dinguses re ~10 players and 3 orgs)
  • a fuckton of pro players being exploited and sometimes abused by their org and management
  • pro players quitting because turns out you can make more money streaming
  • the emergence of an economy around fuckin weapon skins
  • multiple scandals involving dodgy promotion of skin gambling sites (yes that's right, people gamble their CS weapon skins on third-party sites in games like roulette or coin-toss)
  • pro players being VAC banned mid-game tournaments
  • and the one guy who was caught by admins using cheats at a regional tournament and when they went to intervene he tried to delete the cheat exes so they physically pulled the keyboard+mouse away from him

esports is loving insane. in many ways it's worse than regular sports because players are on contracts which only pay winnings instead of an actual salary. also valve must be making fucktons off this. oh and if you think this is nuts then lol just see dota/lol/siege/valorant/overwatch.

really the only OK esports are starcraft, aoe2 and tekken i guess (pakistani tekken is pure all hail arslan ash)

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 15:04 on Mar 5, 2021

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Jim Silly-Balls posted:

lets all be honest here. there are no ok esports

further, there are good serious competitive games but they're always ruined when they become esports. AoE2 might go full esports in the near future which will be a RIP. at least i'll still be able to watch supcom2.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Roosevelt posted:

i dont watch esports but i've seen pictures of the "champs" of dota tournaments and it's just 4 nerds i could take on single-handedly like that sculpture in norway that's the big guy beating rear end against a bunch of babies

imo the most embarrassing thing about dota is when gaben flashed his gut in front of tens of thousands of people at the 2018 international (it happens in the first 10 seconds no need to watch the whole thing unless you like dota and gaben idk):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4xYOmUwad0

he appeared again at the 2019 international but only showed a sliver of gut so i guess he learnt from his error

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Casual Encountess posted:



how am i supposed to take this seriously

dude on the left has big flight of the conchords energy

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



AnimeIsTrash posted:

So basically the last 3+ years of CSGO match results are in question.

lmao yeah when i started typing my post i was thinking of that but forgot about it towards the end. truly a staggering gently caress-up

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



re the CS GO spectator mode exploit dealio, apparently they know who was taking advantage of it and issued sanctions to a bunch of coaches for abusing it (also i think valve VAC banned some of them): https://www.pcgamer.com/au/valve-bans-37-csgo-coaches-caught-cheating-with-a-spectator-bug/

also as i mentioned earlier a big match-fixing scandal came to light here in AU around the same time with 35 players receiving sanctions: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/35-csgo-players-banned-for-betting-on-matches/

the response to both of these issues came from the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) which has been around in one form or another since 2016 but only recently seems to have been getting proper recognition what with league franchise operators agreeing to support and enforce ESIC sanctions.

they're basically the NCAA of esports. all they do is protect the image and reputation of stakeholders whilst doing gently caress-all for the players. the only progressive movement supporting players that i've seen is some renegade politician in SK who has made it his mission to advocate for esports players who get hosed over by their orgs.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



TOOT BOOT posted:

It's speculated a lot of matchfixing is going on in Dota right now because the amount you can make for fixing a match is often much more than you'd get for getting anything other than first place. One team got an offer for like $100k to throw.

i don't doubt that all. in fact i'd go as far as to say that match-fixing is rife in all competitive esports. there have already been a bunch of scandals re match-fixing, some of which had links to organised crime.

"ayyyy ohhh it's no big deal! we just want you to take a dive is all, for which you will be properly compensated. just do your usual picks, go mid and 'accidentally' feed, kapish?"

haveblue posted:

well yeah but does the bug actually affect the outcome when everyone is using it and in the same way

I guess then the argument is that they're playing a different game than intended so the results are still meaningless

do big onstage esports tournaments not have referees? wouldn't it be obvious this was happening if someone had their eyes on all the competitor screens all or most of the time

tournaments always have refs however apparently the exploit worked in a way that they detect in real time. ESIC has a proper write-up regarding the exploit, they detected exploitation retroactively by analysing demo files from past matches, also crucially they could not definitely state whether or not players knew about the exploit: https://esic.gg/esports-integrity-commission-findings-from-investigation-into-csgo-spectator-bug-exploitation/. furthermore they were aware that the exploit had been reported to tournament admins as far back as 2017 lol

ofc as i mentioned upthread ESIC exists more to protect the reputation of stakeholders than the actual integrity or fairness of the games. that isn't necessarily a bad thing but is worth remembering.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



also if we're talking about CS GO exploits then we gotta talk about the Olofboost. at the dreamhack winter 2014 quarter finals fnatic used an "exploit" on overpass to peek over the map geometry near CT spawn to get a clear line-of-sight for the entire north side of the map right next to T spawn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRY_TRipfpQ

this helped fnatic win and got them through to the semi-finals but of course poo poo exploded. LDLC filed a complaint against fnatic accusing them of pixel-walking, then fnatic filed a complaint against LDLC also for pixel-walking. eventually the tourney organisers said that fnatic and LDLC would have to re-play the third game of the set however fnatic at that point forfeited. LDLC ended up going on through to the finals and winning.

valve patched the exploit right after the tournament and put a sign at the spot on the map to commemorate it :3

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



mediaphage posted:

pannus powerup

who gives a poo poo honestly, being fat is way less embarrassing than being a billionaire

i kinda feel sorry for the guy, it really seems like he doesn't be up there on the stage, even more so the next year at the 2019 internationals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIqmEJMCRgQ

dude was probably glad that covid gave him an excuse to not attend in 2020. ofc as you pointed and i agree rich people are the worst so gently caress em, i hope he falls down a storm drain.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Jim Silly-Balls posted:

I would like to retract my previous statement and say that there is one ok esport and its simracing

it rules and if youre good enough at it you can parlay that into a real racing career

aint no madden player getting recruited into the nfl.

i endorse this statement as long as it doesn't include Zwift.

what?

it's a bicycle racing game which you control by pedalling an IRL bicycle. also it's become an esport. and the esport competition rules have the random power-up feature enabled so it's like mario kart (people have won events purely due to lucky power-ups). also in competitions players aren't given the same in-game bikes, they can choose from any that they've unlocked (via in-game challenges) and of course they have diff stats with some being clearly superior.

inevitably this lead to a pro player cheesing an in-game challenge to unlock the best bike (challenge was to ride like 50km of some kinda elevation, dude just faked the bike inputs so the game thought he was riding full-speed forever). when tourney organisers found out about this he was disqualified lmao.

Zwift is Shaggar: The Game. it makes cycling awful.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



goin through some bookmarked tweets...

https://twitter.com/AverageJoeSFM/status/1242987667320643584

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



SmokaDustbowl posted:

jagged alliance 2 is really good

true.dat

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



muckin around in NMS, turns out you can survive orbital re-entry in just your exosuit lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_m2avsry9I

edit: lol i never thought of this as a solution to that challenge i'm so dumb! vvv

Pile Of Garbage fucked around with this message at 18:36 on May 14, 2021

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



i haven't been back on my expedition character i prolly should. easiest way to discover new systems would probably be to to find the nearest wormhole and then branch from there.

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



Agile Vector posted:

that's what I thought! my luck must be bad; two wormholes in and the neighboring few systems were all discovered, and at least one was a few years old. if I keep going I'm sure I'll find fresh stars

i switched to my main to pop around and build more bases and almost forgot about expeditions entirely

maybe taking a wormhole, then jumping a few systems laterally and taking another wormhole will do the trick. if you find an undiscovered system taking the nearest wormhole to that should do the trick in theory

Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



good then no one will ever see your posts again

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Pile Of Garbage
May 28, 2007



still enjoying NMS, just finding my own fun, exploring and stuff. they added DLSS support recently which makes it look really nice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP8ZhV-AsIQ

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