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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
    I got it a couple weeks back on ps5 and I've been having a blast! Really cool game!
    I bought it on a day when I was bored and I remember someone telling me it was a good game. It was pretty great because I went in knowing nothing about this game. It took a good 4 hours before I even realized I was playing a hybrid roguelike. I love that feeling of being overwhelmed in a world initially.
    Anyways it's been about 2-3 weeks since I got it and now I think I'm getting close to the end and I know my way around the 4 levels pretty good now but it's been super fun getting there.
    This game does something I love. They reduce the overall breadth of the game to have a more nuanced and detailed small area. I remember Mr Warren DeusEx (forget his last name) saying something to the effect that he would love to take the effort of a massive game and compress it down to a city block. I feel like this game does that to some degree and I love it. I'm a huge fan of smaller, more detailed, ever-changing worlds.
    Also I never thought I'd see the day I play an FPS with a console controller but it's a single player game and I'm a lazy old man who likes sitting on the couch and playing a game on the big TV without a lot of fiddling.
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    AlexM got a reaction from Zarsky in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
    I got it a couple weeks back on ps5 and I've been having a blast! Really cool game!
    I bought it on a day when I was bored and I remember someone telling me it was a good game. It was pretty great because I went in knowing nothing about this game. It took a good 4 hours before I even realized I was playing a hybrid roguelike. I love that feeling of being overwhelmed in a world initially.
    Anyways it's been about 2-3 weeks since I got it and now I think I'm getting close to the end and I know my way around the 4 levels pretty good now but it's been super fun getting there.
    This game does something I love. They reduce the overall breadth of the game to have a more nuanced and detailed small area. I remember Mr Warren DeusEx (forget his last name) saying something to the effect that he would love to take the effort of a massive game and compress it down to a city block. I feel like this game does that to some degree and I love it. I'm a huge fan of smaller, more detailed, ever-changing worlds.
    Also I never thought I'd see the day I play an FPS with a console controller but it's a single player game and I'm a lazy old man who likes sitting on the couch and playing a game on the big TV without a lot of fiddling.
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    AlexM got a reaction from -HP- in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
    I got it a couple weeks back on ps5 and I've been having a blast! Really cool game!
    I bought it on a day when I was bored and I remember someone telling me it was a good game. It was pretty great because I went in knowing nothing about this game. It took a good 4 hours before I even realized I was playing a hybrid roguelike. I love that feeling of being overwhelmed in a world initially.
    Anyways it's been about 2-3 weeks since I got it and now I think I'm getting close to the end and I know my way around the 4 levels pretty good now but it's been super fun getting there.
    This game does something I love. They reduce the overall breadth of the game to have a more nuanced and detailed small area. I remember Mr Warren DeusEx (forget his last name) saying something to the effect that he would love to take the effort of a massive game and compress it down to a city block. I feel like this game does that to some degree and I love it. I'm a huge fan of smaller, more detailed, ever-changing worlds.
    Also I never thought I'd see the day I play an FPS with a console controller but it's a single player game and I'm a lazy old man who likes sitting on the couch and playing a game on the big TV without a lot of fiddling.
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    AlexM got a reaction from leplubodeslapin in Deathloop - New Arkane Lyon's game   
    I got it a couple weeks back on ps5 and I've been having a blast! Really cool game!
    I bought it on a day when I was bored and I remember someone telling me it was a good game. It was pretty great because I went in knowing nothing about this game. It took a good 4 hours before I even realized I was playing a hybrid roguelike. I love that feeling of being overwhelmed in a world initially.
    Anyways it's been about 2-3 weeks since I got it and now I think I'm getting close to the end and I know my way around the 4 levels pretty good now but it's been super fun getting there.
    This game does something I love. They reduce the overall breadth of the game to have a more nuanced and detailed small area. I remember Mr Warren DeusEx (forget his last name) saying something to the effect that he would love to take the effort of a massive game and compress it down to a city block. I feel like this game does that to some degree and I love it. I'm a huge fan of smaller, more detailed, ever-changing worlds.
    Also I never thought I'd see the day I play an FPS with a console controller but it's a single player game and I'm a lazy old man who likes sitting on the couch and playing a game on the big TV without a lot of fiddling.
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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in Hello :)   
    I'm still alive
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    AlexM reacted to will2k in Unreal Engine 5   
    More Lumen examples 


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    AlexM got a reaction from Buddy in Hello :)   
    I'm still alive
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    AlexM got a reaction from Radu in What are you playing now?   
    The music in that area is so good.
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    AlexM reacted to Radu in What are you playing now?   
    Started Dark Souls 2 today

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    AlexM reacted to KlassicKent in Kevin Monsalve | Level Designer   
    Hey there! New-ish amateur level designer here so please take anything I say with a grain of salt. 
    I love the atmosphere of Black Lagoon and from my point of view, your levels seem to have a consistent and solid quality to them. I noticed the Gmod level has a video but it would be cool to see it being played through so I have a sense of how it works within the actual game. Really for any of them I think somewhat of a playthrough would be a welcome addition. Also the Black Lagoon page doesn't have a download link.
    One thing that could help draw attention is making taking a screenshot of the store pages w/ the ratings since all of yours have 4/5 or better. I think this could be a good way to show how the community received the map and sort of show off your commitment to quality in a way. 
    And then as you mentioned maybe showing more of your process of designing and testing the maps, along with the iteration/changes you've made would be a nice addition as well.
    Overall I think as a hobbyist I think you've got a nice portfolio. One thing I have heard people mention is to sort of separate your newer/better quality creations from your old ones. So if there was a way to have 3 of your best maps in one section, and then older/less relevant stuff on another. That way people don't get overwhelmed from the amount of maps, and they really only see the good stuff.
    Again, keep in mind I don't have much experience to speak from but these are things I've heard others mention, or just what I think might be a good idea.
    Overall great job!
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    AlexM got a reaction from FMPONE in Games Soundtracks Thread   
    I realized a long time ago that the real reason GTAV is so amazing is because of the pause music. I can't believe the music is a selection of stems from a rejected Tangerine Dream song :X
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlJNx5ueUCA
     
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    AlexM reacted to will2k in What are you playing now?   
    In a bit of a surprise, 2 days ago steam started downloading around 500MB update for Quake; yeah 1996 Quake.
    The update is even bigger that the game install itself. Turns out, it's Quake Enhanced, reworked by Machine Games.
    Long story short, I'm replaying Quake (already in Episode 3)
    https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/quake-remake-available/
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    AlexM got a reaction from Vaya in wow thanks mapcore   
    I'll catch up with yall big dudes some day
     

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    AlexM reacted to Minos in Nuclear Dawn Memorial Thread   
    So fucking good    
    Robert briscoe has some great stuff on his site too: https://littlelostpoly.com/nuclear-dawn
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    AlexM got a reaction from Zarsky in Unreal Engine 5   
    Sorry for the delay on the Lumen analysis but next week my work is sending me to attend SIGGRAPH and Brian Karis + the Lumen developers will be giving a talk! Hopefully that will be enough of a kick in the butt to gather my notes and see what comes up.
     
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    AlexM got a reaction from Zarsky in Blizzard in the news again   
    I already boycotted them a few years ago after that hearthstone crap (among other things) but they still seem to always find a way to do worse. I'm glad I got the opportunity to let their recruiters know they are not a desirable place to work over the last 5-6 years. I imagine it will be even harder to recruit now (especially since they also don't pay particularly well).
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    AlexM reacted to kleinluka in Corona Virus   
    I'm closing this thread as it has outlived its initial usefulness and has been reduced to mostly personal attacks and misinformation, neither of which have a place on Mapcore.
    If any mods disagree with my decision feel free to open up a discussion in the Staff section of the forum.
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    AlexM reacted to dux in Steam Deck   
    Santa looking good these days
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    AlexM reacted to dux in Corona Virus   
    Insulting me already for saying get vaccinated? Thanks buddy. Say's a lot.
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    AlexM reacted to csWaldo in Corona Virus   
    Youtube videos generally make poor sources and my french is a little rusty.
    But from what I can gather this video talks skeptically about about the efficacy of the covid vaccines for all groups while absolutely recommending them for those at risk. That's a valid point to talk about but given that most major institutions and countries recommend the vaccine for most age groups I'd rather go with that recommendation over the one from this particular institution.
    Can you please point me to the part where he is talking about vaccinated people being a larger risk towards others compared to the unvaccinated?
    It's in english but I think well educated people like you can read 😉
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/fully-vaccinated-people.html
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02054-z
    What I said was exactly on topic. Vaccinated people are not risk free for others, but from the data we have they are for sure a lower risk for themselves and very likely a lower risk for others.
    I also never said "unvacc people are danger to society and must be shut down at all cost". I was merely calling bs on your claim that vaccinated people somehow pose are larger risk of infection to others. Stop attacking a straw man.
     
    Your posts deserve snide.
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    AlexM reacted to csWaldo in Corona Virus   
    Source?

    From everything I could gather, vaccinated people with breakthrough cases are likely just as infectious as unvaccinated people.
    However symptomatic cases and likely also asymptomatic cases are much less likely among vaccinated. There don't seem to be clear studies comparing the risks of infection from vaccinated vs unvaccinated people, however the data we do have suggests that the vaccinated to pose a lower risk to those around them.
    Because breakthrough cases still do occur in the vaccinated and because we cannot rule out infectious but asymptomatic cases entirely it is still recommended for vaccinated people to wear masks and practice good hygiene and social distancing.
    So from what I can tell no clear numbers saying that the vaccinated are fully safe but there is a clear trend towards reduced risk through vaccination. Certainly nothing that says that vaccinated people are somehow a greater risk to others.
    Speaking from a purely personal perspective, to me it looks like the people getting their vaccines are also the same people that already were quite conscious of the risk to them and to others. They are the type of people that always kept distance, wore their masks properly and still do with some mask mandates lifted.
    However there seems to be significant overlap between the people that engage in dangerous behavior during the pandemic and those that are still doubtful of the vaccines and refuse getting it for non medical reasons.
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and call bs on your claim. I think the people that refuse protection and show poor decision making regarding the pandemic are likely the larger risk.
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    AlexM reacted to -HP- in Unreal Engine 5   
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    AlexM got a reaction from Mr.Yeah! in Corona Virus   
    That's one of the most interesting things for me from this whole covid thing. The differences between individualist and collectivist societies and how it played out in regards to the virus.
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    AlexM got a reaction from blackdog in Unreal Engine 5   
    Sorry for the delay on the Lumen analysis but next week my work is sending me to attend SIGGRAPH and Brian Karis + the Lumen developers will be giving a talk! Hopefully that will be enough of a kick in the butt to gather my notes and see what comes up.
     
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    AlexM reacted to FMPONE in Unreal Engine 5   
    That sounds pretty badass! enjoy
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