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  1. Just a reminder: The operative word UNIDENTIFIED Flying Object. This does not mean extraterrestrial life has come to this planet. To say so it a little too presumptuous. Remember that in the mid 60s people in the western deserts talked about seeing long, black objects in the sky travelling faster than any plane known in existence. It wouldn't be until Barry Goldwater announced to the world that the SR-71 Blackbird was a government project. It happened again in the early 80s with pilots and ground observers said they saw UFOs shaped like "arrowheads" and "boomerangs" flying around. It wouldn't be for another 6-7 years that Have Blue - aka F-117 Nighthawk - and the B-2 Spirit were declassified to the public and the suspicions of UFOs put to rest. Similar stories go back as far as the 30s and 40s, with people seeing strange floating machines without forward propellers that still managed to fly, only for those people having seen prototype helicopters. History has shown the United States government would rather play coy and let the public think aliens are visiting us than have their highly classified experimental toy become public knowledge before they're ready to reveal it. Before jumping to conclusions based in hype and vanity, it's perhaps keen to remember that much of this has happened before and will happen again. I'm prepared to be disappointed, but I'd like to be proven wrong though.
  2. Here I'd thought quantum travel was limited to 0.2c for everything and that fuel efficiency was what we were swapping out. Guess that's out the window.
  3. Nintendo announced in yesterday's Direct that Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is set to release on the Nintendo Switch in 2020. They also announced a rerelease of the first game on the Switch eShop. Another reason why the Switch is a great console to own. Life is Beautiful, indeed.
  4. I'm still holding out hope for a remake of Homeworld: Cataclysm. I've yet to see a real-time strategy survival horror game come after it. In this new golden age of strategy games, it's almost criminal that such an often overlooked gem has been seemingly forgotten.
  5. Your question is worded strangely. If you mean the in-universe cost of a skyscraper in ArcCorp then that info doesn't exist. It's just kind of implied that it's not severe enough a cost that a company couldn't cover a planet in them. If you're talking about real world development time and resources to model and create a city in work hours, that's likely never going to be released since that's company financials. If you're talking about resources in terms of memory an graphics to render a city in-game, then that's entirely dependent on the user's system. Or did you mean something else?
  6. Hopefully it doesn't turn out to be another Room 237 where it's just a bunch of cranks talking nonsense. For a general moviegoing audience something like this will be a great introduction to film production and critique. Alien/Colonial Marines superfans like myself will likely not find much new material to be excited about. If this movie interests you though, I would like to recommend a great book called 'The Making of Alien' by J. W. Rinzler.
  7. The only way a ship like this can really work is if there is a large fleet of support ships to resupply it with mines. In a 3-Dimensional space, you're going to need hundreds of times more mines to deny access to an area than one would at sea. Not to mention I'd need to hear the specs for the mines themselves. Unless the the explosive mine has a yield in the kiloton range and can move fast enough to intercept ships with the speed of a Hammerhead, i can't imagine they'll be too useful. I foresee the weapon mine being what will likely be used most often except if they're prohibitively expensive. I wouldn't mind seeing plans for a CAPTOR mine with either a Size 5 or Size 9 torpedo loaded and waiting for ships above a certain tonnage to come within range. Because the Reclaimer is an industrial ship designed to have as few crew as possible (less people on payroll) performing a time consuming task which will probably see the crew performing multiple duties in a low stress environment. Compare that to the Hammerhead or Nautilus which are dedicated warships which need as many hands as possible for things like turrets, weapons management, damage control, engineering, etc.
  8. For those in the UK or EU who want to attend, but didn't get a ticket, there is always volunteering. CIG accepts volunteers at every event free of admission. You will be working, but you will be able to attend. I'd planned and saved for two weeks in the UK centered around this event. Unfortunately, medical expenses wiped out almost everything, so even if I volunteered I'd never be able to afford travel expenses. Might just start saving up for a nice, big place to host a party out of next year.
  9. Nice that they took the inspiration from the 9K33 system. More Soviet-inspired designs, please! As mentioned, this kind of vehicle was inevitable. Though considering its design task and the kinds of ships it can be expected to bring down, I feel the choice to make it a missile platform as opposed to a SPAAG will render it toothless with simple and effective deployment of countermeasures. I'd imagine if it were to mount something similar to a Hammerhead turret but with ballistics I'd say you have yourself a fairly effective system. But until there is a complete sensor revamp and tactics like notching become necessary and effective at evading missiles, I don't see this thing being a truly effective anti-air platform.
  10. THIS is how you change a nation. Not through voting in a system designed to disenfranchise you. Not by electing people from lives of privilege to positions of power where they will serve those with interests antithetical to yours. Compromise is a long road that ends with you left with nothing. Accepting that the "system is the way it is" and that it cannot be changed is but billboard along the highway to your eventual enslavement. Direct action is the only way to ensure your voice is heard. Mass defiance is the only way to get their attention. People of blood, flesh and bone built these institutions, and they can just as easily be destroyed and rebuilt anew better than before. Never for an instant accept that things cannot get better because the system cannot allow for it, because there is always the alternative of getting rid of the system. Always remember: United, we bargain. Divided, we beg. Stand tall. Stand proud. Stand together. Love and respect to the protesters of Hong Kong. You set an example for all of us.
  11. I know at least half a dozen people who are now looking to buy a Switch because there is a new mainline Animal Crossing.

     

    Smart move, Nintendo.

    1. Gallitin

      Gallitin

      Do what?  Link me please :)

    2. Fintz
    3. Gallitin

      Gallitin

      Uh....people are excited about this?  I don't get it.... :)

  12. Definitely going to buy it. Hopefully they learn from the numerous criticisms of the first game (pacing mostly) and apply them going forward.
  13. BAH GAWD, THAT'S AMAZON MUSIC! AND HE'S COMIN' IN WITH A STEEL CHAIR! Holy shit! That's tempting fate if I've ever seen it. Arguing that everything using Amazon's Lumberyard is retroactively bound to CryTek's License Agreement sounds like a good way to get your entire case thrown out at best, or possibly restarting a whole new case that now involves the world's largest company on the side of the accused at worst.
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