The Star Citizen Thread V10

I guess in a way it would be more fun to get the emergent gameplay brigade to camp the ship, and welcome the returning miner with a firing squad then :D But hey, maybe if Chris wakes up one morning, he'll expand the scope with a set of electric lockpicks, where enterprising second hand ship dealers can play a minigame to get your ship open and fly away with it. Blowing them up seems too easy.
Wouldn't it be more delicious awful if a miner returned to his ship on a barren piece of rock, only to find someone had changed the locks, he didn't have a lock pick and was left to run out of air, shaking their fist and howling in rage?...

Just a thought...
 
And the number of the pipeline shall be 3!
Sorry, couldn't resist :D

And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."
 
Having just read the following about Google Stadia...

Specifically Bakar notes Google’s “negative latency” will act as a workaround for any potential lag between player and server. This term describes a buffer of predicted latency, inherent to a Stadia players setup or connection, in which the Stadia system will run lag mitigation. This can include increasing fps rapidly to reduce latency between player input and display, or even predicting user inputs.

Yes, you heard that correctly. Stadia might start predicting what action, button, or movement you’re likely to do next and render it ready for you – which sounds rather frightening.

So does that count as the fastest system if technically some clever algorithm is anticipating your actions for you? We’ve received a heads-up (thanks!) that negative latency, powered by a datacentre’s worth of compute silicon, may offer future cloud gaming systems flexibility to anticipate the likely action of a user, and ensure a speedy response ready for that potential eventuality. Whether or not a player takes the anticipated path or another entirely remains dependent on local player inputs.
I foresee cig making reference that they've been working on it quietly hush hush for years/months and are just waiting for the network cable to be corrected.
 
Having just read the following about Google Stadia...



I foresee cig making reference that they've been working on it quietly hush hush for years/months and are just waiting for the network cable to be corrected.

So the power that be are creating a game that plays itself? Super Cruise autopilot on steroids!!
 
Having just read the following about Google Stadia...

I foresee cig making reference that they've been working on it quietly hush hush for years/months and are just waiting for the network cable to be corrected.
It's such a horribly bad idea for a solution to a non-problem that you can be pretty sure that CIG will spend a fortune failing to make it work.
 
It's such a horribly bad idea for a solution to a non-problem that you can be pretty sure that CIG will spend a fortune failing to make it work.
To be honest, network lag prediction is almost as old as multiplayer games over internet. There's nothing new here, techniques have been refined over the years (using splines instead of linear interpolation, for example), and i suppose AI may improve on that again, but using fancy words to describe that is dishonest at best...
 
and i suppose AI may improve on that again, but using fancy words to describe that is dishonest at best...
AI is just statistical models where nobody knows what they do. It's a perfect match for Google though, who most of the time don't know how to do things either. (Guess why it's that big fad in software...)
 
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Of course the Caterpillar emerged victorious...is there any other type of ship? Maybe now Ci¬G will get around to actually finishing it :unsure:
This is pure speculation, in part due to how ready they were with trailers for the top ships in the brackets - but what if this was predetermined for a CitCon announcement (with the added benefit of site/social media traffic)?
 
“Time to celebrate” LMAO.

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That's a very odd definition of “free”… I'm not entirely convinced that word in combination with that conditional really works that way.
 
This is pure speculation, in part due to how ready they were with trailers for the top ships in the brackets - but what if this was predetermined for a CitCon announcement (with the added benefit of site/social media traffic)?
I'm always suspicious of everything they do...but I still want them to finish the 🐛;)

“Time to celebrate” LMAO.


That's a very odd definition of “free”… I'm not entirely convinced that word in combination with that conditional really works that way.
You did detect the tongue in cheek sarcasm I hope?
 
Another week with no Around Star Citizens Insides video - but we do have an advert declaiming the return of the Not Clear ripoff in November!

Ooooh - I can barely contain my excitement.
 
Also, latest from the bar-side rumour mill:

TheAgent said:
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  • Chris Roberts is now worth over 30m USD, excluding any shares or valuations of CIG
  • this makes him the richest crowd funded CEO ever, and "the highest paid games CEO that hasn't released a product"
  • Sandi Roberts has invested in or opened her own production studio (couldn't get a biz name so ???)
  • it supposedly aims to "produce and distribute films in touch with modern events, including feminist, LGTBQ and gender issues"
  • Erin Roberts now worth upwards of 10m USD
  • massive payouts to Roberts family and top execs occurred simultaneously with "several large investments" in 2017, 2018 and June 2019
  • Chris recently re-upped contract with close partners and family members (???)
  • "abysmal" working conditions continue, but with no end in sight for the crunch
  • "These are their lives. They are going to spend the majority of their twenties working 60 and 70 hour weeks, just so executives can hit their bonuses. I cannot be more disgusted with how our crunch is handled."
  • turnover continues at a rapid pace: "We need developers gently caressing like rabbits and producing happy, subservient baby developers to keep up with everyone getting the gently caress out."
  • special parties, bonuses or vacations given to certain employees (no reasons given): "It has caused a huge rift; there is an enormous amounts of backstabbing and bus-throwing to get that prize."
  • and well, this: "Shut the gently caress up, Jared. We are unprepared? We are unprofessional? How you've managed to hold on to your job has to be some sort of devil's bargain. The pained groans that come from realising we are scheduled to appear with you are matched only by torture and child birth. PLEASE get the gently caress out and find a job you can handle without trying to gently caress over everyone more competent than you."
Have I mentioned recently that you should under no circumstances give money to these people?
 
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