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Day One With the Brand New Oculus Rift DK2: the Good, the Ugly and the Games

DrGamez Re: does it still cause motion sickness? (48 comments)

I'm not sure you understand what a DevKit is and is not supposed to be. This is not a Release Candidate.

3 days ago
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Day One With the Brand New Oculus Rift DK2: the Good, the Ugly and the Games

DrGamez Re:What about... (48 comments)

Adding on a second PS Vita mention, does it use a different kind of OLED? I use my for at least an hour or two a day (since day 1 release) and still haven't noticed anything out of the norm with the screens vibrance?

3 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

DrGamez Re:Consensus (506 comments)

Now I have to provide data on what is generally accepted as basic science?

Do we really have to link to the countless numbers of articles when discussing gravity?

This isn't even "debatable", run an AltaVista search for addiction and see what comes up.

3 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

DrGamez Re:Real life is complicated (506 comments)

If they're in great pain and they down painkillers, it's not really addiction, because they're in pain, or PTSD. If they somehow manage to mentally and physically heal and no longer require painkillers but continue to do so, then it's a choice.

Holy crap.
People actually think this. I can only assume you're "trolling" (or what passes for it these days), given your username and the extreme level of misinformed rhetoric laid out in this post.

3 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

DrGamez Re:Taking responsibility? Ha! (506 comments)

I understand your sentiment, but your ignorance in this subject seems to have come to a head with this comment. You might want to learn about the underlying conditions and situations that lead to addiction.

Nobody wakes up and says: "lets get addicted to meth".

3 days ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

DrGamez Re:Red Bull (506 comments)

I just have to comment on the sheer ridiculousness of trying to make Red Bull a cost effective energy supplement, who modded this Insightful, if anything this is Funny.

3 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

DrGamez Re:To Brianna (962 comments)

There are so many ignorant things in your statement holy shit.

I hope you continue living a life this free of any actual hardships.

Please stop posting, thanks.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

DrGamez Re:Pft (962 comments)

Ignorance in action.

about a week ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

DrGamez Re:Python is alright (415 comments)

:set paste

about three weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

DrGamez Re:Java or Python (415 comments)

Try explaining the meaning of "public static void main(String[] args)" to somebody who's never written any code before...

I feel that not enough people appreciate this fact right here. Sure you can complain about Python and it's whitespace or weak-typing, but when you are trying to teach someone who's brand new to programming, getting a "Hello " is at least an hour of explanation of classes and methods and Java Stuff (tm).

about three weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

DrGamez Re:another language shoved down your throat (415 comments)

This is the biggest positive I have for picking Python first, the interpreter. You can just open it up and start typing commands and writing statements and the people learning it start to "get" it a lot faster.

When you want to teach Java to someone who's new to programming you have to introduce Classes (which is a strange concept to a day 1 learner), methods (static? private? public? what does this all mean??), and a lot of other "need-to-knows" just in order to get a simple "insert name, hello " program out the door.

This takes all of 3 lines and half an hour to explain in Python, and people start to quickly grasp the basics behind programming without having to worry about the behind the scenes stuff.*

*which should still be taught, just don't need to dump it on them day 1 - what's the rush?

about three weeks ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

DrGamez Re:another language shoved down your throat (415 comments)

Why do you need a switch?

Is it faster than if/elif?

(Honestly asking, I use Python and looked for a switch statement before reading that it didn't make that big of a difference)

about three weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask "The King of Kong" Billy Mitchell About Classic Video Games

DrGamez Re:high scores (122 comments)

I enjoy games that compete for high score, but the landscape is just too different.

It's one thing when you're the kind of the local arcade that sees 1,000 unique players a year, but it's another thing when you're competing online with literally millions of others. The top 10 are usually all cheats/hackers who just want to see their name in lights.

I much prefer the trend of having Friend Leaderboards, or Local Leaderboards, just to help provide some level of context to your score.

about a month and a half ago
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Interviews: Ask "The King of Kong" Billy Mitchell About Classic Video Games

DrGamez Re:Do You Regret... (122 comments)

I do lots of things with my life, including trolling [...]

Haha why would you write such a thing?

Is this what kids do for fun nowadays? Even if you do "troll", why the hell would you tell anyone this?

I don't know if I should shake my stick at you for being a shitty internet netizen or shake my stick at you for being a shitty troll.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

DrGamez Re:Horrible efficiency (174 comments)

It's not doing nothing.

You've got a real simplistic idea of what the Kinect does, even if I agree with your sentiment that the Kinect is bad/useless.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

DrGamez Re:Controllers for PC? (174 comments)

I will happily switch back and forth between controller and keyboard. RAGE was a game that controlled better with mouse and keyboard while shooting, but the driving felt a lot better with a controller.

I don't mind having to switch if the game is fun - and it's kind of neat getting to swap between input mechanisms.

The game was bad though.

about 2 months ago

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