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Unwashed Village / Re: I just learned something... maybe...
« on: June 19, 2020, 01:19:51 AM »
I learned that FPP is 'First Person Perspective' (an opposed to FPS - 'First Person Shooter')

Don't normally like FPS.

But I have always liked (the original) Fallout.

So... is Fallout (original) FPP?

And does anyone like Deus Ex GOTY? (now on GoG for 97 cents).

Original Fallout is Isometric gameplay. Unless you're referring to narrative, where I guess it counts as first person perspective?

I'd say an example of an FPP would be Dear Esther. Playing as a protagonist, from their first person perspective. There's no guns, so it's not a First Person shooter. :P

Deus Ex might also count as it's more of an RPG, than an FPS.

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So for those of you, who like 'so bad they're good' movies, the name James Nguyen may stick out to you. He's the creator of such films as Birdemic, Julie and Jack and the long lost Replica.

He has since come out of the woodworks with another utopian vision, which basically promises us human immortality.

https://immortaltherapeutics.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UMhfOfD_doGmMYQGqVo5oNerrH4C-ICw-Y9EFAjKyU9aq8Q1Jp6yjnhs

Is he going to make Julie and Jack's VR Ghost program a reality? Or Replica's cloning technology a retirement plan?

You'll have to forgive me for not putting much faith in it, regardless. If he can't make exploding CGI birds look realistic (from more than a distance!), I dunno if I trust him with my body or immortal soul.

Maybe I'm wrong though, could James Nguyen be the TRUE founder of the Institute?

The site does mention using nanobots to extend human life. I guess we'll all be cyborgs in the future.

So it's going to be metal gear? I'd rather trust this stuff to Hideo Kojima, than James Nguyen. :P

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Unwashed Village / Re: Yo!!!
« on: June 12, 2020, 12:24:58 AM »
Back?  BACK???

I was never gone.  I was just...  busy.   Yeh, that's it.  I was busy.

Oh, good to have you free. :3

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Unwashed Village / Re: Yo!!!
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:51:13 PM »
The Metro series is often compared to Fallout, since it has similar themes. I loved the first metro but I ran it on a potato and if I wasn't in a metro tunnel it went to hell on me.

Great to have you back, by the way. :)

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Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:50:17 PM »

What types of jobs are you looking for? :'( :'( :'(

My career goal is to get into exporting. Right now i'm looking for Logistics/Supply Chain management jobs.

I so read that at first as "My career goal is to get into escorting".   :'(

Did he get your hopes up? :P

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So for those of you, who like 'so bad they're good' movies, the name James Nguyen may stick out to you. He's the creator of such films as Birdemic, Julie and Jack and the long lost Replica.

He has since come out of the woodworks with another utopian vision, which basically promises us human immortality.

https://immortaltherapeutics.com/?fbclid=IwAR0UMhfOfD_doGmMYQGqVo5oNerrH4C-ICw-Y9EFAjKyU9aq8Q1Jp6yjnhs

Is he going to make Julie and Jack's VR Ghost program a reality? Or Replica's cloning technology a retirement plan?

You'll have to forgive me for not putting much faith in it, regardless. If he can't make exploding CGI birds look realistic (from more than a distance!), I dunno if I trust him with my body or immortal soul.

Maybe I'm wrong though, could James Nguyen be the TRUE founder of the Institute?

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Times they are a changing
« on: June 08, 2020, 03:15:45 AM »
The situation is horrible for so many and we have been touched by it on my wife's side but I'm mostly living the dream just now, I don't need to travel further the living room to get to work, I live in one of the best paces for fresh food in Scotland and people are happy to deliver anything from Buffalo to Fruit and veg then to Lobster.  This situation is actually looking to be where my job is heading, Marie wants to go back to Uni to take a midwifery course but schools are likely to go back two days a week with three days of home schooling so this working pattern would be perfect for us. 

FO79 being playable might help sate some of the very slight social yearnings I have, my generation and the ones that came after are probably the best suited for this isolated life, I think I could still sink a few days in to CivII.

I'm not going to lie, it's been similarly great for me as well. I'm working from home but I have no work to do, so I've had time to finish all of the personal projects, that I've always wanted to do, play the new Mortal Kombat Expansion and I've been catching up (online) with a few friends, who I haven't spoken to in a few years.

I feel kinda bad for getting so much out of it, though I guess it's a perk of having no social life. :)

Glad that you're still okay, TK (maybe a little more than). :P

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Unwashed Village / Re: The Times they are a changing
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:39:01 PM »
Still alive. Still here.

Haven't been impacted too much by the Covid thing. Still at the same workplace I've been for the past two years and change. They've announced that they aren't going to give out raises this year, but considering in the 20+ years I've been doing software this is the first time I've never gotten a raise, and with the world as it is right now, I'm okay with that.

My side business got screwed over by a competitor who decided to sue us with no real basis for the suit under trade practice law. We got them to drop the case in a "walk-away" settlement after about six months of litigation where it got to the point that we would have succeeded in dismissal. So the corporation (i.e. my business partner and I) is in debt to the lawyer a good amount. (Liz did some of the work, but this is not her area of expertise, so we had to hire a specialist in this as well.)

Speaking of Liz, we're still going strong after 13.5 years. Still not married due to her loans from law school, and she's still doing the crusading attorney thing. We're thinking of trying for children later this year since I'm 43 and she turns 38 tomorrow so we're approaching the ages we're at the point where it's kind of now or never due to our ages.

Sorry to hear about that bogus lawsuit. :(

Glad to hear that you and the Mrs are still going strong, I hope all of this works out for you. :)

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Unwashed Village / The Times they are a changing
« on: May 25, 2020, 05:10:54 AM »
Jesus! We are currently living in the biggest global crisis since world war 2. The proverbial works have had a proverbial spanner thrown into them this time!

Fallout 76 is actually playable!

WHAT THE HELL!?

Oh and the Coronavirus thing too...

Anyway, nobody's posted in months! Hope you're all doing okay!
I've been off work, from the earliest point. I'm on the high risk list, due to asthema and other issues.
I was in the process of being diagnosed with it before this disaster hit. I was adamant that I didn't have it. Turns out I do have some form of Asthema.

Yes, the egg on my face is resting rather nicely, thank you!

Not had a difficult tast of keeping myself busy. I'm always busy, afterall...

Please post, even if it's just an emoji or something, so I know you're all still kicking!


Oh and I also have a discord for the Fallout Gravel Pit, it's still going in its own way. The Elder Scrolls one is doing a lot better but I'm hoping to improve things a little. :)
https://discord.gg/tdNh2zp


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Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: March 25, 2020, 08:36:30 AM »
I never played 76 so I doubt I'll get this version, either. Even if it is better.

Bethesda should just give the Fallout Universe back to Obsidian. (I.e. the guys formerly of Interplay's Black Isle Studios who made the first two Fallouts and got a license from Bethesda to make Fallout:  New Vegas).

Obsidian actually knows how to craft engaging worlds with interesting people.

I mean, they should but then Obsidian would upstage them and we can't have that.

Besides, people liked Fallout 76 more than Outer Worlds... right? R-Right?  :'(

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Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: March 22, 2020, 11:03:39 AM »
Anyone going back to this dumpster fire for the 'Wastelanders' update?
It's going to add characters, plot, etc to the game... Which I kinda want to see. :>

Also, this literally made me laugh out loud, what the hell is Bethesda doing!?: https://youtu.be/PxFAqE1YYRY

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Not surprised it's good.

Outer Worlds is Obisidian. Obsidian are an offshoot of Interplay (Black Isle Studios division). The people who founded it are the same ones who made Fallout 1, and while they left before Fallout 2 was finished, worked on the team that did FO2 for about 90% of the production (some of those on the team for FO2 that stayed on with Interplay through the release would later join Obsidian when Interplay folded).

They also were the studio that made Fallout:  New Vegas, having licensed the FO3 engine. And FO:  NV is considered the best of the modern Fallouts.

Obsidian really is one of the best gaming companies out there.

Oh, I know. it's a shame that Bethesda didn't let them make the game that they wanted, with Fallout New Vegas but I imagine that monstrous supe world being impossible for the engine to run in a stable way.

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"Hey... Wanna be in my Gang?"

For anyone umming and erring over this game, I'd highly recommend it.

It's so amazingly written, particularly in its satirical anti corporate themes, it has some truly endearing characters and it has a setting that I've fallen in love with almost as quickly as I did Fallout's.

On top of that, it's a legitimately good RPG, full of innovations (such as the slow time mechanic, natural and fluent companion dialogue, a perk and stat system that is all useful and can shape you into whatever kind of character you want) and a combat system that feels a lot like Bethesda's system but perfected.

In fact, that's how I'd describe Outer Worlds as a whole, like a perfected Bethesda game. It has a similar feel, in a lot of aspects, to Fallout: New Vegas but it's much better optimized and just better made all around.

Love it!  :-*


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Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 76 Collector's Helmet Recall
« on: October 11, 2019, 09:21:44 PM »
It's the normal one, though they're identical, so I'm not sure how that works as it's supposedly the hood thing inside it that's moldy. Maybe it's a bad batch?

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Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 76 Collector's Helmet Recall
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:24:51 PM »
I own the one with the Power Armour edition, that's supposedly safe.

I've worn it now, so I guess I'm basically screwed.

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