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  1. On 4/22/2021 at 1:43 AM, Castle said:


    So I very much think its a good idea to have a game dev drink up in VR. How would it be possible to try and get something like this going?


    Sounds potentially vomit inducing :D


    On 4/22/2021 at 1:43 AM, Castle said:

    edit 2 I apologize as my English skills horrifying sometimes. ><

    Your english is fine :)

  2. Playing a lot of games lately

    Risk of Rain 2

    So fun! Might be my game of 2021. It's been so long since I've played a game so much I'm trying to do every little thing and WISH there was DLC.


    Fun! Unfortunately it also makes me want to play more risk of rain 2 😛

    Need to spend more time with this before I can totally form an opinion.

    Yakuza Like a Dragon

    This game is great, it's yakuza mixed with dragon quest. They totally changed the combat system to an active turn based system. Refreshing after having the same system for so long. They have classes and job systems. When you get into fights your allies change into their jobs and the enemies turn into monsters. They explain it by saying that the main character is insane and that's what he's seeing.


    Just started getting into this but it seems like it's going to be very addictive.


    Looks pretty nice. I kind of lost interest after an hour and haven't gone back.

    Mario 1

    I got one of those little Nintendo retro famicom things. I think I'm over the whole nostalgia thing and don't really need to be playing mario anymore. The portable thing is a little too small for my hands too.

  3. On 2/6/2021 at 9:04 AM, FMPONE said:

    whatever makes people good at this game, i lack

    FWIW I feel that way about most games I love. I've been playing fighting games for 25 years and still make stupid mistakes. That said I'm always having fun when I play them..... Well 95% of the time :D

  4. On 1/25/2021 at 11:09 AM, FMPONE said:

    Jesus Christ, this game is like an “eyeballs where your nipples should be” simulator. I got violently ILL from a five second teaser

    Hot damn. I could deal with the narrow FOV bug now that you pointed out the eyeball nipples I can no longer unsee o_0

  5. 44 minutes ago, ┌HP┘ said:

    It's ridiculous dude... some of these cities really make it hard to buy.

    It's actually more than I thought here:



    But yeah, seems like you're ballpark about Vancouver too, I guess it makes sense that it's the most expensive real estate in Canada due to economy, geography, close to the US and climate. (I believe it's the warmest city in the whole of Canada)



    Good financial advisors always counsel on keeping your mortgage at around 25% your monthly net, so with that knowledge, we can do a quick back of the napkin math here, for a $1 million house, if you saved to put a downpayment of 10% ($100k), you're probably looking at a mortgage of $4500 a month, and this is with the current low interest rates too! So you'd need to net around $18000 a month to afford that... :laugh:

    Oh well... it's a brave new world now with WFH, so we only have to be around these expensive places if we really want to. I can tell you I'm already considering my options here... and there's a lot of options out there.

    I just realized you're in south california. I'm guessing the bay area is even more expensive with all the programmers?

    One other thing to note is the pay in Vancouver is relatively quite low, even within Canada. It's gone up a lot for tech people lately though because everyone started leaving.

    I guess that's the one thing many of us here have as an advantage. We aren't necessarily tied to our location by our jobs. After the pandemic stuff subsides I'm going to have to put more thought into where I want to live in the next 10 years.


  6. 2 hours ago, ┌HP┘ said:

    I'm here, been here for 8+ years and I'm starting to agree, as many wonderful and amazing things California provides, there's also a lot of fuckery going on, specially on the governmental side.

    Plus, who the fuck can afford median house prizes of 700k?

    Whoo boy, you don't want to come to Vancouver then It's 1.6M here :(

  7. 1 hour ago, ┌HP┘ said:

    Yeap, exactly this.

    At least Vancouver's weather is way more tolerable, since the pacific ocean (and coast) is way warmer than the atlantic.

    I have a friend who just moved from London to Vancouver this week, he told me that if you look at the avg temps between both cities during this time of year, you'd think they're about the same, but Vancouver feels way warmer. This actually sent me down one of those internet rabid holes, and turns out there's other aspects to how cold it feels that temperature (C/F) can't read, there's the dew point and relative humidity and others that might or might not be less relevant like how far you are from the arctic jet streams. So since London tends to feel more humid, 10c will feel way colder than 10c in drier location, which will just feel cool.

    But yes, fuck the cold man... I can take rainy weather, but I'm not a fan of freezing my ass off!

    That explains a lot. When I lived in Japan it wasn't THAT much hotter than Vancouver in the summer but I was dying and taking like 5 showers a day. It was however WAY more humid. Most of my neighbors had rice paddy's and they would flood them in May. During that time I felt like I was drowning just breathing air :D

    Now I know what people mean when they say "it's not the heat, it's the humidity"

  8. 3 hours ago, ElectroSheep said:

    Also fuck the cold. I wish I was in California or somewhere hotter right now :ohhh:

    I went on vacation to Montreal a couple years ago in August and absolutely loved it. Way more interesting city that Vancouver when it comes to nightlife and stuff to do. I was seriously considering moving there.

    I mentioned my thoughts to the security guard at the hotel we were staying and he said "maybe take another vacation here in December before you decide to move here :D

  9. Ah I was going to ask about FBX but I know it's a pretty rough format to work with as a programmer so I didn't want to push it :D

    I totally agree with you about in regards to your reasoning. Probuilder is great but it's just not the same as some of the older brush editors. TBH I'm not a fan of unreal's brush system. I've often thought about writing a plugin but I have too many projects so I'm glad people like yourself are doing the hard work haha.


  10. 7 hours ago, RaVaGe said:

    I think we should split mapcore in 2, the vaccine guys take the main forum,


    HP, Minos and me take EOT.

    Not every day you see someone openly admit they want to be in an echo chamber :D

  11. 1 minute ago, FMPONE said:

    i'm down for a chess game on lichess if you're on

    Working today but after today I'm on holiday and I'm down


    EDIT : I'll take this match but it's going to be about one move every hour today :D

  12. 19 minutes ago, FMPONE said:

    I'm only playing it on my phone right now. I don't think it's very popular in the west but maybe totally wrong about that? I just knew there had to be something better than chess but in that same vein.

    A dedicated go room sounds fun as hell but I wouldn't even attempt to play on anything but 9x9 because it's too much IMO. I would never beat the computer on a full board, either. I feel like 9x9 Go is something more people would love if they tried it.

    It's very popular in programming/computer science circles in my experience. As for the go room, it was fun, but the person who ran the go club was absolutely relentless, even the first time I played. Just destroyed me every time :D

    Also piece of trivia you may already know. Atari chose it's name after the Atari pattern in go (which in Japanese roughly means "success").


  13. Oh boy when I lived in Japan I had a go phase. We had a traditional go room in our building and one of my foreigner co workers had previously ran the go club at waterloo so he talked is all into playing.


    To this day I have NEVER beaten the computer..


    How are you paying go on computer? I tend to play using gridmaster

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