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    Intellectual debts

    I am just putting this here for now. I think that people should see it and make their own judgments. https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom/commit/126c80d597f340f5fc70fdfa74810d029baa51ef#diff-9a400c2233133f87e3099df2e8431783R607 https://github.com/team-eternity/eternity/blob/master/source/p_portal.cpp#L367 https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom/commit/126c80d597f340f5fc70fdfa74810d029baa51ef#diff-9a400c2233133f87e3099df2e8431783R650 https://github.com/team-eternity/eternity/blob/master/source/p_portal.cpp#L446 https://github.com/coelckers/gzdoom/commit/126c80d597f340f5fc70fdfa74810d029baa51ef#diff-9a400c2233133f87e3099df2e8431783R806 https://github.com/team-eternity/eternity/blob/master/source/p_portal.cpp#L628
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    Intellectual debts

    Since people have insisted on dragging my name back into this argument I have one thing to say: One person cannot "clean room" code. A clean room process is where one team documents the behavior of a system, and another team, never having seen the original implementation at all, implements that specification from scratch. So please don't use that word for whatever happened here, because it wasn't that.
  3. Seems like it should mean something. On the surface, argent is an adjective from Latin for "silver". "d'" is usually a Romance language contraction for "de", of, and an apostrophe almost always means a letter is missing from something. The only definition for "nur" is a Malay loan word from Arabic for "light". Well "silver of light" means nothing to me. I tried some anagrams and none were too interesting (several were amusing though). Though, if you substitute an "R" for the apostrophe you do get, as a possibility: Grand Return Dunno. I tried adding an "H" to get EARTH as a possible word but the rest of it remains a nonsense jumble you can't make words out of in that case.
  4. Thanks for the excellent run-down. Be sure to check out the DoomWiki article if you haven't seen it, as it similarly summarizes some of what we know about what's been put in the movie from the game. https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Doom:_Annihilation
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    I mean, no resemblence to Doom lore if you discount: The fact it's based on the Doom instruction manual's story section (confirmed by Tony). Before the Doomguy entered the fray, he was left on the dropship as his squadron went in to investigate. We're being shown an interpretation of what happened in the run-up to Knee-Deep in the Dead. (From this POV it actually makes more sense if Doomguy is *not* in the film) Takes place on Phobos, which is even decked out to directly resemble the intermission screen. The fact it involves scientists naively researching some kind of teleportation/interdimensional travel device that opens a portal to Hell (THE key plot point of Doom). It pulls in some plot points from Doom 3 (lead scientist is named Dr. Betruger).
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Plus we're not even sure how the characters balance out in the film anyways. We're given an entire squadron of marines at the beginning, we're likely to see command shifting as casualties kick in. It's clear she's one of the main characters, but the whole "they replaced Doomguy with a girl" narrative was pretty much made up as a hyperreaction by the type of people you'd expect to overreact to that kind of thing as soon as she was referred to as a lead on the film. It's all a bunch of bullshit from my POV.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Well let's see. In the previous "Doom" movie we had Asher "Sarge" Mahonin, John "Reaper" Grimm, Mark "The Kid" Dantalian, Eric "Goat" Fantom, Dean Portman, Sergeant Gannon "Destroyer" Roark, Gregory "Duke" Schofield, and Katsuhiko "Mac" Kumanosuke Takahashi. Was this a Doom movie or just a bunch of random made up names? None of these other than Sarge have any pedigree in Doom canon. I guess maybe "Goat" if it were a reference to the Satanic goat in a pentagram, but it doesn't seem to be in context.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    It was the timing and tone of the twitter post that made me feel that way, but you may be correct.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    I literally asked you to enumerate some specific things you feel make the movie bad, rather than barging into the conversation under the apparent assumption that everyone was going to agree and applaud you. Your response is disproportionate to that. You're fine with not liking it. But how is "bahahah it's so awful" contributing to discussion on either end? I still don't see anything substantive in your newer post. id / Bethesda don't have the ability or the right to cancel this film. The film rights for Doom belong to Universal by contractual agreement. The way they have treated the movie is also unnecessarily rude to its creators if you ask me. The 2005 film never got such treatment from id and I think it was a far worse outing in terms of having anything at all to do with the source material.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Probably a result of the trailer necessarily being all-audiences material as they generally are throughout the movie industry. The movie itself is already confirmed as having been rated R.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    Why not try to come up with something specific to criticize? Because otherwise, nobody really cares. You have your opinion on it, congratulations.
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    ion fury is out

    It's a straw man. Nobody does that.
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    ion fury is out

    What view is valid? What do YOU want to happen to trans people? Why don't you come out and just say it, coward.
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    ion fury is out

    In response to "all the devs aren't bad people": Of course they're not. This is one or two people who seem to be at the top of the organization and thus have no accountability to anyone. But they are using the publicity and funding they gain to enable a community that is clearly founded on repugnant principles. Everything is political these days precisely because these people are going to flock to the game and use it as a symbol. If it is successful, they claim it as a victory for their "side". This is the nature of a "culture war". Remaining neutral and saying nothing all too easily becomes tacit approval. I feel really bad for the decent people working there right now. Personally if I worked there and found out these things about the people who own/run the company, I would leave and burn the bridge behind me, but not everybody has that privilege obviously.
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    ion fury is out

    Cool derail. I'm not a communist. You're the one that seems to care if people want to play the game or not. I couldn't give a flying fuck what they think after the way they've been acting.
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    ion fury is out

    I think we can guess what you'd say about it without you saying anything at all. Wow yeah it's exactly like that. It's exactly like it in every way, except completely opposite. Nazis were the oppressors on the wrong side of history. Nazis rounded up gays and transgender people, which is exactly what people like these voidpoint owners want to see happen to anybody they hate. I am a free person too and I never want anything to do with hateful chuds that want to do harm to people who are my friends just because they were taught hatred or because they have such miserable lives that they spend them trying to pull other people down. I don't support such people with my money or my fandom.
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    Doom: Annihilation update

    I like how the designs draw a bit from the different incarnations of Doom. For example, the imp-like monsters have multiple eyes like the Doom 3 version, but have them glowing red like the classic imp. Nice nods all around everything. I am looking forward to it more and more.
  18. The TLDR is: Wolfenstein Youngblood, like pretty much any game, has a lion's share of issues that need addressing in a patch. But out of all such issues, the only one they rushed a patch out for ASAP is a "fix" to the game that disables a method of unlocking microtransaction items without paying for them.
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    Betruger's swapped eye

    While it was almost certainly a modeling mistake that was just kept in the end, I feel it's a bit poetic, given Betruger's transformation. What he was blind to as a mortal he now sees, but has lost vision of mortality at the same time.
  20. Physical distribution is a very small part of the market now and is not nearly the major cost sink you're making it out to be. The most physical sales now are for special and collectors' editions, and the huge markup on the plastic junk stuffed into them well more than already pays for it. Good thing I am not talking about small indies here, huh? It's AAA publishers that plead poverty while putting exploitative microtransactions into their games. That say games are "too expensive" while making billions of dollars off of them. I don't know any individual developers that get paid royalties. Are you talking about the studio's split of sales? This is not true. All of Nightdive's titles on Switch are self-published. I think you forgot to whom you speak here. Nobody needs multi-million dollar marketing campaigns to sell the next CoD. This is an elective cost source, one that could easily be scaled back at this point. Publishers exist to monopolize the market to the greatest extent they can. They buy up studios for the IPs and then shut them down, reducing competition for their own in-house grindfest drivel market-tested to appeal to the lowest common denominator with which they flood the market. Plenty of other smaller studios make money without exploiting people like this. I belong to one of them. How's that? You're going to be singing a different tune in November.
  21. Microtransactions do not pay a game's programmers, and are not necessary to do so. AAA publishers that plead poverty are one of the most oxymoronic things in the world, as they rake in literally billions of dollars in profit, and then lay off employees immediately after posting record income. Some of them have CEOs who could personally afford to pay every other employee's salary out of their own, for life, and not feel a pinch. Microtransactions are a predatory way to extract money from people with addiction issues, first and foremost. This is proven; companies have admitted as much on video at their conferences. So, please don't mindlessly help spread propaganda like "games cost too much to make." It is bullshit now and always has been bullshit.
  22. This in particular is caused by trying to scale each post from the patch separately from the top to the bottom and from left to right. You have to be more sophisticated and scale based on the graphic size from the middle using a frac/fracstep sort of system. Eternity Engine had this problem in ancient versions and looked almost identical.
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    Is Final Doom Canon???

    As per Brandon James, it immediately follows Doom II, and is part of the "cleanup" phase of reclaiming Earth from the demons.
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    QuakeCon 2019

    In the wake of the announcement there will be lots of Doom "stuff" at QC this year, I've finally made my mind up to make the trip. Anybody else planning on being there?
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    Eternal possibly removes the pistol?

    Don't worry. I'm sure if it's not in the base game, you'll be able to buy it from the UAC Store for Argent credits, or Bethesda Bucks, or whatever they call 'em.
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